Sukhbaatar Batbold is elected as Mongolia’s 26th Prime Minister

2016-07-17T20:39:15+00:00 November 3rd, 2009|Categories: Archives|

Foreign Minister Sukhbaatar Batbold, 46, was elected as the 26th Prime Minister of Mongolia on October 30, succeeding Sanjaa Bayar, who resigned because of poor health. The previous day, October 29, the governing council of the ruling Mongolian Peoples Revolutionary Party (MPRP) unanimously voted to nominate him to replace Bayar. A diplomat and economist educated in Moscow and London , Batbold reportedly received 62 of 66 votes cast by Members of the 76-seat unicameral State Great Hural (parliament), after his nomination was approved by President Ts. Elbegdorj. Batbold has been Foreign Minister since 2008 and a member of parliament since [...]

Prime Minister Sanjaa Bayar resigns for health reasons

2016-10-27T05:27:37+00:00 October 26th, 2009|Categories: Archives|

Prime Minister Sanjaa Bayar submitted his letter of resignation to the Chairman of the State Great Hural (parliament) on October 26. Bayar had previously announced he intended to resign for health reasons. The Mongolian Peoples Revolutionary Party (MPRP), the senior partner in the parliamentary coalition with the Democratic Party, will pick a successor. MPRP spokespersons told reporters that the coalition was expected to remain intact.  The MPRP holds 46 out of 76 seats in the unicameral State Great Hural (SGH) and would be able to name a new Prime Minister from the MPRP on its own initiative, without the concurrence of the Democratic [...]

Long-awaited book on US-Mongolia relations by NAMBC Member Dr. Alicia Campi now available through Amazon, other booksellers

2016-07-17T20:29:36+00:00 October 15th, 2009|Categories: Archives|

The Impact of China and Russia on United States-Mongolian Political Relations in the Twentieth Century, an authoritative in-depth analysis of US-Mongolia political relations by two former diplomats, Dr. Alicia Campi and Ms. Ragchaa Baasan, will be available as of October 30 on, other booksellers and from the publisher, The Edwin Mellen Press, Dr. Campi, president of The Mongolia Society and of the Chinggis Khan Foundation, was a US diplomat in Tokyo during the 1980’s and played a key role in the bilateral negotiations leading up to the opening of formal US-Mongolia diplomatic relations in 1987. Ms. Baasan, a career officer [...]

Government of Mongolia signs Oyu Tolgoi Agreement on October 6

2016-07-17T20:06:17+00:00 October 12th, 2009|Categories: Archives|

The Mongolian Government (GoM) signed the long-awaited Oyu Tolgoi agreement in a special state ceremony on October 6 in the Great Hall of Government House on Sukhbaatar Square . The ceremony was attended by President Ts. Elbegdorj, Prime Minister Sanjaa Bayar, State Great Hural Chairman D. Demberel, together with cabinet ministers and Members of Parliament, other high level officials, as well as representatives of business organizations, and NGOs. October 6 was selected for the signing because the date was certified by the learned astrology lamas at Gandan Monastery as the single most auspicious day of the year, according to the Mongolian Buddhist [...]

Mongols in Canada+US gather for first North America Mongolian Khuraldai , Denver, October 17; NAMBC sponsors business session

2016-07-17T20:02:40+00:00 October 10th, 2009|Categories: Archives|

The North America Mongolian Alliance has organized the first-ever North America Mongolian Khuraldai Conference, to be held on Saturday, October 17, 2009, at the Doubletree Hotel, 3203 Quebec Street, Denver, CO 80207. Registration starts at 8:00 AM at the Doubletree Hotel.. For information on how to register and book a hotel room, please visit  If you reserve by October 7, the Doubletree Hotel is offering a special group rate of $79.99 + tax per night and will have free shuttle rides between the airport and the hotel. The NAMBC is sponsoring and chairing the business session. All Mongols living [...]

All-Mongolia weekend in Denver kicks off on October 16 with gala dinner opening the “Chinggis Khan” exhibition

2016-07-17T19:56:17+00:00 October 10th, 2009|Categories: Archives|

A spectacular multi-media gala dinner will be held on Friday, October 16, at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science to mark the opening night of the much-acclaimed “Chinggis Khan” exhibition. This Gala Dinner also kicks off the first-ever North America Khuraldai.  See below for more information. The dinner is a fund-raiser for the US-Mongolia School Pairing Program sponsored by the Zorig Foundation USA and the UB-Denver Sister Cities Committee. Contributions and dinner tickets are tax-deductible by American taxpayers to the extent allowed by law. For additional information on purchasing tickets and reserving discounted hotel rooms, go to or [...]

NAMBC Chairman Edward T. Story Jr. receives Order of the Polar Star from President Ts. Elbegdorj in Ulaanbaatar ceremony

2016-07-17T19:54:23+00:00 September 24th, 2009|Categories: Archives|

NAMBC Chairman Edward T. Story Jr. was awarded the Order of the Polar Star, Mongolia’s highest decoration, by President Ts. Elbegdorj at a ceremony on September 17 at Government House in Ulaanbaatar. The President cited Ed for his many years of service in building stronger North America-Mongolia relations and developing the nation’s economy, as the first foreign investor in Mongolia’s petroleum sector, as a philanthropist, and as the first Honorary Consul of Mongolia in the United States and the first Honorary Consul-General in the Western Hemisphere. The ceremony was followed that evening with a dinner in Ed’s honor at the [...]

Last chance to register for 12th Annual Investors Conference and Prime Minister’s Roundtable, September 14-16, Ulaanbaatar; Preliminary conference agenda, registration form available below

2016-10-27T05:27:37+00:00 September 2nd, 2009|Categories: Archives|

Scores of delegates have already registered for our Investors Conference, September 14-16, from the US, Canada, the UK, Australia, Thailand and China, as well as an unexpectedly large number of Mongolian business leaders. Space is limited; registrations are being accepted on a first come, first served, space available basis. Registration fees may be remitted via with a 2.75% service charge; contact for instructions. One of the popular annual highlights of the conference is a private Roundtable discussion with Prime Minister Sanj Bayar and a reception at Ikh Tenger, his official residence. This yearly roundtable has been part of [...]

Mining and Oyu Tolgoi tops the agenda for 12th Annual Investors Conference & Prime Minister’s Roundtable, September 14-16; Registration deadline is September 1st

2016-10-27T05:27:37+00:00 June 28th, 2009|Categories: Archives|

To facilitate dialogue among speakers and participants, space is limited to the first 120 registrants for our 12th annual Investors Conference in Ulaanbaatar, September 14-16, 2009. One of the popular highlights of the conference is a private Roundtable discussion with Prime Minister Sanj Bayar and a reception at his official residence. This yearly roundtable has been part of the conference agenda since 1998. Other program components include panels on "Mining, Oil and Natural Resource Development," "Politics and Parliament" including presentation of the latest Mongolian public opinion survey data, and "New Visions, New Directions, New Leaders." A link to the registration [...]

US Ambassador Mark Minton bids farewell to Mongolia at Investors Conference at conclusion of 3-year tour of duty

2016-07-17T18:57:33+00:00 June 28th, 2009|Categories: Archives|

American Ambassador Mark Minton will deliver his farewell to Mongolia at the Investors Conference on the eve of his departure from the country following a three-year assignment. NAMBC Chairman Ed Story said, "Mark arrived in 2006 during our 9th Annual Investors Conference and we are deeply honored that he decided to say his farewell at our 12th. He's done a great job and we're delighted to have this chance to hear him in Ulaanbaatar one last time and to show our appreciation." Mark Minton has served as US Ambassador to Mongolia since September 2006. Immediately prior to his appointment as [...]