Ulan Bator, Mongolia

29 July 2015

Secretary-General's video on anniversary of Mongolia's Democratic Transition

Your Excellency, Mr. Elbegdorj Tsakhia, President of Mongolia, Excellencies, Distinguished guests, Ladies and gentlemen,
I am proud to join you in celebrating the 25th anniversary of Mongolia’s transition to democracy.
I commend the Mongolian people for your determination and contribution to your country’s  democratic path.  I saw some of that progress during my unforgettable visit to Mongolia in 2009.
I am pleased that you are making the most of this milestone by further strengthening institutions and finding ways to enhance the country’s governance, elections and economy.
I encourage Mongolia to continue to be a champion for democracy and human rights worldwide.
Once again, thank you for your leadership.  I look forward to your continued efforts to consolidate democracy and advance peace, development and human rights. 
“Bai-YER-La” (thank you).