Situated on the famed Seoul Road, it consciously caters to the growing wealthy corporate class in the city, serving dishes from American Eggs Benedict to Italian Pesto Linguine. Its menu is reflective of the growing internationalist outlook of the country. Indeed, whilst tucking into its weekend brunch, sipping fresh orange juice, one might mistake it for one of the hipster hangouts of Chelsea or Soho.
In fact, the former soviet nation is, with increasing success, exploring the world of Western diplomacy. It highlighted Mongolia as an outstanding key democratic ally in the region, with whom the United States wished to improve and develop closer ties.
On January 27, , senior diplomats from the United States and Mongolia met in a modest ceremony below a portrait of Thomas Jefferson in the Treaty Room. Editorial Reviews. Review. “Long before they had diplomatic relations, Mongolia and the United States influenced one another in unusual and unrecognized.
This is a huge vote of confidence in the recently-democratic nation, who celebrated only the 31st anniversary of friendly diplomatic relations with the United States earlier in Recent developments km North of the Chinese border at the Oyu Tolgoi mine, the largest government-supported infrastructure investment in Mongolia's history, demonstrates the development prospects for the land-locked economy. Many predict this to be the first of many projects, hoped to bring future prosperity and wealth to the country.
Mongolia's investment potential is demonstrated by its market fundamentals. It has the youngest population in North-East Asia and it lies on the doorstep of the world's largest consumer market. Impressive, too, is its economic growth: 8. Thus, the United States' hunger for friendly relations is unsurprising.
Relations between the two nations have strengthened since the United States-Mongolia Transparency Agreement entered into force in The two parties recognised mutual opportunities for investment and agreed to a number of articles, including a pledge to promote future economic integration. In line with trends of advancing human society, in particular with requirements of economic and technological progress, the nations of the world are drawing closer together, and conditions for enhancing their relationship are taking shape. The disintegration of the world socialist system and the Soviet Union has dramatically changed the external situation of Mongolia which used to be aligned with them.
Independent and sovereign Mongolia, in terms of its state structure, is a unitary State upholding rights, freedoms and free economy; in political and geographical respects, it is a developing country in Asia, landlocked between two great powers.
Mongolia shall pursue an open and non-aligned policy. While following a policy of creating realistic interest of the developed countries in Mongolia, it will seek to avoid becoming overly reliant or dependent on any particular country. Considerations of foreign relations shall be in political, economic, scientific, technological, cultural and humanitarian fields of foreign policy. In its foreign policy Mongolia shall uphold peace, strive to avoid confrontation with other countries and pursue a multi-base policy.
While always championing its national interests, it will at the same time respect the legitimate interests of other countries and its partners. It shall pursue a policy of refraining from joining any military alliance or grouping, allowing the use of its territory or air space against any other country, and the stationing of foreign troops or weapons, including nuclear or any other type of mass destruction weapons in its territory.
Mongolia shall seek to guarantee its interests in the international arena through bilateral and multilateral treaties and agreements. Mongolia shall respect and observe international law, and fulfill in good faith its obligations under international treaties.
As a member of the world community Mongolia shall strive to make active contribution to the common cause of settling pressing regional and international issues. In doing so, it shall be guided primarily by its national interests, values and fundamental principles. In implementing its foreign policy, Mongolia shall be guided by the following:.
It shall not adopt the line of either country but shall maintain in principle a balanced relationship with both of them and shall promote all-round neighbourly cooperation. In doing so, the traditional relations as well as the specific nature of our economic cooperation will these two countries will be taken into account.
At the same time it will also pursue a policy aimed at promoting friendly relations with such countries as India, the Republic of Korea, Thailand, Singapore, Turkey, Denmark, the Netherlands, Finland, Austria. Sweden, Switzerland and at creating and bringing to an appropriate level their economic and other interests in Mongolia. Within the framework of this objective, greater attention shall be given to Asia and the Pacific region, in particular to North-East and Central Asia. Mongolia shall take an active part in the process of initiating dialogues and negotiations on the issues of strengthening regional security and creating a collective security mechanism.
Prerequisites for participating in regional integration shall be created primarily through expanding and promoting bilateral relations with the countries of the region. When developing relations with these countries, a flexible approach will be adopted, reinforcing the positive legacy of our past relations while at the same time taking into account the potential of promoting relations in conformity with the new circumstances.
Beyond the framework of bilateral relations with these countries, this task will be realised mainly through cooperation within the framework of international organizations and movements, such as the United Nations, the Group of 77 and the Non-Aligned Movement.