Government of Mongolia signs Oyu Tolgoi Agreement on October 6

2017-05-20T09:43:15+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

2017-05-20T09:43:24+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

2017-05-20T09:43:30+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

2017-05-20T09:43:38+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

2017-05-20T09:43:45+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

2017-05-20T09:43:52+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

2017-05-20T09:43:57+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 [...]

Keynote Address to be delivered by Canadian Ambassador Anna Biolik

2017-05-20T09:44:09+00:00 June 28th, 2009|Categories: Archives|

Canadian Ambassador to Mongolia Anna Biolik will deliver the Keynote Address at our  Investors Conference on the morning of September 15.  Canada's first resident ambassador in Mongolia, she has served since presenting her credentials to President N. Enkhbayar on September 2, 2008. Ambassador Biolik is one of  North America's foremost experts in Central Asian diplomacy. Immediately prior to her appointment, Ambassador Biolik had served for two years as director of the Centre of Learning for International Affairs and Management of the Canadian Foreign Service Institute. From 2004 to 2006, she served as ambassador of Canada to the Republic of Kazakhstan, with [...]

NAMBC meets with President Elbegdorj to urge swift action on Oyu Tolgoi; New President foresees “timely” action on pending mining issues; US Senate passes Mongolia resolution on day of Elbegdorj inauguration

2017-05-20T09:44:18+00:00 July 27th, 2009|Categories: Archives|

On July 8, an NAMBC delegation headed by NAMBC President Steve Saunders met with President Ts. Elbegdorj at Government House in Ulaanbaatar to urge swift action on the Oyu Tolgoi (OT) investment agreement and other related matters so that the “Mongolian people could begin to reap the huge economic benefits of accelerated natural resource development.” President Elbegdorj replied that he expected the Oyu Tolgoi agreement to be approved in a “timely” manner. Oyu Tolgoi is the copper-gold  mine project in the south Gobi being developed by Ivanhoe Mines and Rio Tinto, potentially the largest copper mine in the world. In [...]

Canadian & US official delegations attend inauguration of President Elbegdorj; US Senate unanimously passes pro-Mongolia resolution on the same day

2017-05-20T09:45:33+00:00 June 22nd, 2009|Categories: Archives|

The governments of Canada and the US sent official delegations to attend the June 18 swearing-in of Ts. Elbegdorj as Mongolia’s fourth President. On the same day in Washington, DC, the United States Senate unanimously passed a resolution (Senate Resolution 192) honoring Mongolia's democracy and free market economy and re-affirming strong ties between the US and Mongolia. See below for link to the full text of the resolution. The Canadian delegation was headed by Senator Anita Raynell Andreychuk of Saskatchewan, who has served in the Senate for 16 years, and included Canadian Ambassador Anna Biolik. Senator Andreychuk is the Chair [...]