Saturday, June 25, 2005

President Enkhbayar Inaugerated Yesterday

President-elect Enkhbayar (MPRP) was inaugerated yesterday. Links to the story here (Montsame; garbled English/Mongolian) and here (People's Daily Online, China). Backstory here (UB Post). The People's Daily report is quoted here:
The newly elected president of Mongolia Nambaryn Enkhbayar was inaugurated Friday afternoon.

After being sworn in as president of Mongolia and accepting the State Seal from former President Nachagyn Bagabandy, Enkhbayar pledged to implement his campaign promises and justify the Mongolian people's trust in him.

A parade of military troops was also held in honor of the new president and commander-in-chief of the Mongolian armed forces.

Enkhbayar, chairman of Mongolian People's Revolutionary Party since June 1997, was elected president last month. He served as minister of culture from 1992 to 1996, and in 2000 he was elected prime minister.

After the election of parliament in 2004, he became chairman of the Mongolian parliament....

We wish him and the Mongolian people the best in their democratic adventure.


Anonymous yan said...

I think it is worth pointing out that the chinese envoy mentioned in the People's Daily article, Uyunqimg, is not only the vice-chairwoman of the Standing Committee of China's National People's Congress, she is also head of the Inner Mongolian autonomous region (and deputy secretary of the Regional CPC comittee). Short biography at .
No idea why xinhua wouldn't mention that.

Of course, that kind of raises the question what exact words she used to say "I believe that under the leadership of Nambaryn Enkhbayar and the Mongolian government, the Mongolian people will build a nice country and the relations between China and Mongolia will be expanded in the future" (from )

6/28/2005 8:46 AM  
Blogger nabetz said...

Yan, what do you mean "kind of raises the equestion what kind of words she used"? Are you suspicious of China's intentions? I'd be interested to hear your take.

6/28/2005 9:36 AM  
Anonymous yan said...

My guess is they're just trying to become friendlier. What I wondered is wether she said the people of Mongolia (Mongol uls) will build a nice country, or the Mongolians.

I think her visit only underlines once more that the PRC regards Mongolia as a souvereign nation (and as a nation it would like to have friendly relations with). The fact that they sent an Inner Mongolian might mean they are interested in closer relations between Mongolia and Inner Mongolia as well, but that's just a wild guess.

6/29/2005 3:33 AM  
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