On May 4, 2015 ITT for LLDCs Interim Director Mr.Odbayar Erdenetsogt held talks with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan within his mandate to represent the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mongolia regarding the maters of the ITT for LLDCs and promote the ITT for LLDCs, a Mongolian initiative welcomed by the United Nations General Assembly Resolution A/RES/64/214 (http://www.un.org/en/ga/64/resolutions.shtml).
Mr.Odbayar was received by Mr. Khazar N.Farhadov, Head of First Asian Department and by Mr. Hasan Huseynov, Head of the East Asian Division of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan.
Mr. Odbayar has handed over the Letter of His Excellency Mr. L.Purevsuren, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Mongolia addressed to His Excellency Mr. Elmar Mammadyarov, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan, to Mr. Farhadov requesting to forward His Excellency’s letter to the honorable recipient.
Mr.Odbayar also introduced the activities of the ITT for LLDCs and underlined that the ITT is not a think tank for Mongolia only but it is dedicating its work to all LLDCs including Azerbaijan using high quality research and expertise.
He explained that the full operationalization of the ITT for LLDCs is of great significance to the Government of Mongolia and emphasized that Mongolia has always been an active, leading and visionary member of the LLDC group at the United Nations.
Mr. Odbayar concluded the meeting by calling on Azerbaijan to take necessary steps to become party to the Multilateral Agreement on the Establishment of an International Think Tank for LLDCs in Ulaanbaatar and expressed his hope to see Azerbaijan as the next member of the Think Tank in the near future.