XII International Congress of Mongolists has opened on 10th August at the State Palace in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia under the auspices of the President of Mongolia Khurelsukh Ukhnaa. In his opening remarks, the President of Mongolia Khurelsukh Ukhnaa said, “The International Congress of Mongolists dates back 60 years since it was established following the “First Congress of Mongolian Language” that was held in Ulaanbaatar in 1959. We have successfully organized the congress during various social and political times, including the cold war, globalization, social transition, and pandemic and, today, we are hosting its 12th session. More than 500 scholars and researchers from 27 countries are participating in the 12th International Congress of Mongolists. The participants shall present and discuss in depth their research findings in the fields of Mongolian history, anthropology, archeology, linguistics, literature, sociology, economy, law, foreign relations, and cultural heritage.”
The central theme of XII International Congress is “Pax Mongolica and Historical Experience.” The Congress will have six sections: Prehistory and History of Mongolia and the Mongols; Current Situation and Historical Development of Mongolian Language and Literature; Mongolian Society, Economy, Politics, and Legislation; Mongolia’s Relations with the Outside World; Mongolian Culture: Tradition and Innovation; Young Mongolists Conference.
The Congress will feature presentations by Mongolists from over 20 countries, including the United States, the Republic of Korea, Great Britain, Kazakhstan, Canada, the Russian Federation, Poland, Türkiye, Hungary, Germany, China, Japan, Kyrgyzstan, the Czech Republic, Australia, Switzerland, Taiwan, Norway, Italy, and Denmark. In addition to the main sections, the Congress will host activities to support the young generation of Mongolists. This includes a conference for doctoral researchers, where 59 young Mongolists will present their work.
Chief of the security and legal studies center of the ISS, Ms. Minjin Tserenbaltav (Ph.D) presented her speech on “National security and golden tether” during the Mongolian foreign relations session.