As part of the annual Tsagaan Sar honors list, President Ts. Elbegdorj bestowed the nation’s highest diplomatic award on His Excellency Radnaabazar Altangerel, who has served as Mongolia’s ambassador to Canada since May 2014. Ambassador Altangerel received the permanent life-time title of “Ambassador Extraordinary and Envoy Plenipotentiary of Mongolia.” He will be a speaker the NAMBC’s 27th Annual Meeting & Investors Forum on April 27 in Washington DC.
Minister of Foreign Affairs Ts. Munkh-Orgil was similarly honored by the President; Munkh-Orgil previously served as Foreign Minister when Elbegdorj was Prime Minister, 2004-2006. President Elbegdorj noted that this year marks the 105th anniversary of the establishment of the nation’s modern diplomatic service.
Altangerel was Director of the State Diplomatic Protocol Department during 2010-2014 and had previously been Chief of Diplomatic Protocol in 2000-2003. His distinguished record includes serving as Ambassador of Mongolia to France, Spain, Portugal and Monaco and Permanent Delegate of Mongolia to UNESCO between 2006-2010. He was State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs during 2003-2006.
Ambassador Altangerel graduated from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO) in 1990, graduated Institute of International Studies (IUHEI) 1993-1994 in Geneva, Switzerland, and Ecole Nationale d’Administration (ENA) in 2001 in Paris. He speaks in French, English and Russian.