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First Mongolian Ambassador to Canada has been bestowed with honorary pin


Purevsuren 2017-07-06 09:07

Canadian Ambassador to Mongolia Ed Jager presented the commemorative pin at a ceremony held in front of ‘King of the Altai’ argali sheep statue in Ulaanbaatar, a symbol of friendship.

First Mongolian Ambassador to Canada Batsukh Galsan has been bestowed with an honorary pin commemorating the 150th anniversary of Canada. Canadian Ambassador to Mongolia Ed Jager presented the commemorative pin at a ceremony held in front of ‘King of the Altai’ argali sheep statue in Ulaanbaatar, a symbol of friendship between Mongolia and Canada. The location for this presentation was chosen due to the fact that the argali sheep statue is an initiative of Ambassador Batsukh who is now the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Oyu Tolgoi LLC. The 4 meters tall monument was sculpted by a Canadian artist to be gifted to Mongolia in 2006, in commemoration of the 800th anniversary of the Great Mongol Empire. The pin is conferred upon ‘friends of Canada’ and Mr. Ambassador Batsukh became the first Mongolian recipient of the pin, made of ammolite from the Rocky Mountains of North America. “Ambassador Batsukh has been a longtime friend of Canada”, remarked Ambassador Jager. Ambassador Batsukh expressed his gratitude and said he was honoured to serve as the first resident Ambassador of Mongolia to Canada. “Canada has become a twin across the ocean for Mongolia”, he said, pointing out how ‘bilateral relations have been through ups and downs, but mostly ups’.

 

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