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Mongolia’s World Outlook


Early in 2016, Australia opened its first embassy in Ulaanbataar, Mongolia. It signifies closer ties between the two countries, which have some similarities, such as the important role that mining plays in both economies. The importance of managing mineral wealth and developing infrastructure for the mining sector mean the relationship may deepen further. 

However, there are also significant differences. Mongolia is landlocked and surrounded by two powerful neighbours, Russia and China. This strategic, but difficult, position as a buffer state between the two states informs Mongolia’s trade and diplomatic relationships across the broader North Asian region. 

Earlier this month,  Lundeg Purevsuren, foreign policy advisor to the president of Mongolia and former Mongolian minister for foreign affairs was interviewed by Lisa Green of the AIIA’s National Office. They discussed trade, relations with China and Russia, and Mongolia’s outlook on the region.

Lundeg Purevsuren is a foreign policy advisor to the president of Mongolia and former Mongolian minister for foreign affairs.

Interviewed by Lisa Green

Filmed by Madeleine Durand

Published December 27, 2016

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