4 June 2014 – Mongolian Premier Meets UN Representative

The Prime Minister of Mongolia, N. Altankhuyag, received on Tuesday Mr Gyan Chandra Acharya, the United Nations High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States.

The Premier expressed a pleasure for a successful realization of Mongolia’s initiative on landlocked countries. As one of the landlocked, developing member-states of the UN, Mongolia put forward several initiatives aiming at development chances and overcoming challenges of these countries, and hosted international consultative meetings of such countries in 2007 and 2011, he noted.

This year, an international research center for landlocked developing countries has recently been established under initiative of Mongolia, he went on. The center will function to reflect issues of the landlocked, developing countries to the post-2015 Development Agenda of the UN.

Having 30%-50% more transports spending compared to others, these countries have particular missions to find rational solutions for trade facilitation and easier transit transports. Mongolia, for example, spends 6.2% of its GDP for transit transports.

Source: Montsame – Mongolia