Bilateral policy dialogues with cultural authorities of other countries
Main objectives of multilateral cultural cooperation of Mongolia aim to develop her national unique culture and heritage intertwined and in parallel with global cultural achievements, to protect and recover historical and cultural values and properties, to enhance international relations to track and enhance Mongolian diversity of cultural expressions, and to contribute partnerships in social and humanities sectors.
In regard to strengthening capacity of human resources of cultural institutions, selected staffs have participated in international trainings overseas, while international guest trainers and experts were mobilized to organize domestic trainings for local cultural institutions.
Activity 1: Mongolia has maintained cultural cooperation under bilateral cultural cooperation agreements with governmental and non-governmental institutions of following countries, including the Russian Federation; People’s Republic of China; Bulgaria; Greece; South Korea; Turkey; Inner Mongolia (autonomic region of China); Spain; Hungary; Poland; Nepal; Vietnam; Lithvuania; the Philippines; Latvia; Uzbekistan; France; Democratic People’s Republic of Korea; Kuwait; Laos PDR; Israil; Romania; United States of America; Germany; India; Japan; and Austria.
Activity 2: The Government of Mongolia has signed a Cultural cooperation plan (2012-2014) with the government of Democratic People’s Republic of Korea on January 18, 2013, while the State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre and Tianjin City Grand Theatre have established a Memorandum of Understanding 2013-2015.
Activity 3: Mongolia acceded the “Marrakesh Treaty to facilitate access to published works for persons who are blind, visually impaired or otherwise print disabled” as the 10th signatory country on September 23, 2015. Therefore, in Mongolia over 300,000 people – who are blind, visually impaired or print-disabled – can better participate social and cultural life og the community and to access to education and information, and to achieve equal opportunities in society, as a result of exempting imported books and printed materials from customs, copyright and other taxes and dues.
Activity 4: The 16th regular meeting of Mongolia and Russia Intergovernmental Commission, held in Ulaanbaatar, made decisions on issues, including to invite Mongolian representatives to “Ancient ballads in present time” festival to be held in Moscow, and to revive previous practices inviting Russian professors and mentors and selecting prospective Mongolian students to study classic stage arts in Russia. Currently, training orchestra directors in Russia has started recently.
Mongolia has signed bilateral governmental and non-governmental cultural sector cooperation agreements with 26 countries, such as the Russian Federation and People’s Republic of China, acceded various international treaties and agreements, and established Memorandum of Understandings with different professional cultural institutions.