Foreign Minister L.Purevsuren paid an official visit to the Kingdom of Norway and attended the 20th Anniversary Celebration of International IDEA in Sweden

Minister of Foreign Affairs of Mongolia L.Purevsuren paid an official visit to the Kingdom of Norway on September 14th, 2015 and attended the 20th anniversary celebration of the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA) on September 15th-16th 2015 in Stockholm, Sweden. During his visit to Norway, Foreign Minister L.Purevsuren paid a courtesy call the Mrs. Marit Nybakk, First Vice President of the Storting and met Mr. Børge Brende, Minister of Foreign Affairs as well as Mr. Paal Bjørnestad, State Secretary of the Ministry of Finance. The visit gave impetus to the issues discussed and agreed during the high-level visits exchanged between the two countries in the past few years particularly in areas such as trade, economy, education, culture and energy. Mongolia will chair the Council of the member states of International IDEA in 2016. In this regard, Mongolia’s participation in the 9th extraordinary session and commemoration of 20th anniversary of International IDEA at the level of Foreign Minister solidifies Mongolia’s contribution in developing as well as strengthening democratic institutions and broadened the opportunity to develop active cooperation with other countries.