Norway-Mongolia Friendship business forum

700Mongolian MP, L.Munkhbaatar MP has attended a business forum of the Norway-Mongolia Friendship Community, which has taken place in Oslo.

The business forum aimed at boosting business cooperation and drawing more investment to Mongolia through various projects.

He presented some information on the current political, social and economic situation and foreign policy of Mongolia.

_700The business forum was attended by the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Mongolia to the Kingdom of Norway Z.Altai, Minister-Counsellor E.Bulgan, Economic Advisor B.Battsetseg and the head of the Norway-Mongolia Friendship Community Rolf Amundsen.

He went to Kautokeino village of Norway at the invitation of the Association of World Reindeer herders.

During the visit, the sides signed a Memorandum of 0Understanding on Cooperation in improving livelihoods of reindeer herders and providing more opportunities to children from the reindeer herding families to study with scholarships in Norway and other Scandinavian countries.

The students are able to choose various fields for majoring such as reindeer farming, biological and traditional knowledge, food culture, linguistics and English language studies. Also, in accordance with the MoU, the sides decided to launch a TV reality show featuring the lives and businesses of reindeer herding communities.

The authorities agreed to establish sisterhood ties between Kautokieno village and Tsagaannuur soum of Khuvsgul province, and to provide assistance in increasing the population of reindeers in Mongolia by localizing herds of reindeers from Siberia.

In Kautokeino, more than 3,000 “sami” locals are living and herding some 700 thousand reindeers.