originally published by the Embassy of Mongolia to Canada
Ambassador of Mongolia to Canada, Yadmaa Ariunbold has been to Alberta on May 16-18, 2019 on a working visit.
On May 16, while in Calgary, he met with Agriteam Canada Vice President Charles Duff and his team, the key partner to the Canada international assistance project SESMIM - Strengthening Extractive Sector Management in Mongolia, to express his gratitude to team on the successful completion of the project and to discuss and exchange views on developing potential future projects to benefit Mongolia on agriculture, education and public health.
Ambassador Ariunbold was received by the Government of Alberta on May 17, represented by a team of high-ranking officials including Ms. Nancy Wu, Executive Director, Asia Pacific Branch, from the Economic Development and Trade and Rachel Luo, Senior Trade and Relations Officer from the Agriculture and Forestry where dignitaries discussed opportunities for Mongolia-Alberta ties and cooperation in agriculture. To follow up his previous visit to the University of Calgary and the Alberta University in November 2018, Ambassador Ariunbold had productive meetings with officials of the two institutions. The University of Calgary hosted a lengthy discussion with the Ambassador on potentials for collaboration between Mongolia and the University in diagnosing, research and treatment of Hepatitis and expanding the existing ties between the Mongolian National University of Medical Sciences and the University of Calgary.
While visiting the University of Alberta in Edmonton, the Ambassador had a meeting with Krista Aune, Business Development Manager, Dan Frederick, Programme Director, and Dr.Vic Adamovicz, Professor and Vice-Dean, Agricultural Life and Environmental Sciences to discuss cooperation potentials between the University and the Mongolian University if Life Sciences including joint research development, exchange of students, and the training of Mongolian students at the University of Alberta.
As a judo fan and a teenage judo athlete, the Ambassador had a fine opportunity to attend the opening ceremony of the 2019 Canadian Open Judo Championships kicked off in Edmonton on May 17, at the invitation of Judo Canada, and to meet with Judo Canada high ranking officials to discuss about launching extensive cooperation between the Judo Associations of the two countries including joint trainings of the national teams, the exchange of trainers and athletes as well as the opening of a judo dojo in Toronto for local Mongolian school children.