Chairman of the State Great Hural G.Zandanshatar held talks with Secretary General of the OSCE, Helga Maria Schmid

Mr. Zandanshatar Gombojav, Chairman of the State Great Hural (Parliament) paid a visit to the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Headquarters on September 6, 2021, and held talks with Ms. Helga Maria Schmid, Secretary-General of the OSCE.

During the meeting, Mr. Zandanshatar Gombojav spoke of the decision to join the OSCE during his tenure as Minister for Foreign Affairs more than 10 years ago. The Chairman further thanked the organization for Mongolia's cooperation, now as a full member.

Mr. Zandanshatar Gombojav emphasized the importance of Мongolia’s cooperation with OSCE, for example its cooperation with the OSCE’s Democratic Institute and the Human Rights Service in the area of the universal goal of building a civil and democratic society that respects human rights and fundamental freedoms. In particular, he expressed confidence that the Mongolia-OSCE cooperation would continue to expand, particularly in the area of ensuring the implementation of the Mongolian Law on the Legal Status of Human Rights Defenders, which was adopted last spring.

The parties also exchanged views on regional security issues. For example, the parties noted the importance of the OSCE’s role in addressing not only pressing regional issues those on a global scale, and further reaffirmed their commitment to deepening the Mongolia-OSCE cooperation in the fight against drug trafficking, corruption and terrorism and strengthening cyber security.

The two sides also expressed their interest in the establishment of a legal environment to combat the spread of false information, defamation and the spread of hate speech in the online and offline world.


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