The Vice President of the United States of America Joe Biden has arrived in Mongolia today on August 22nd at the invitation of the Prime Minister of Mongolia S.Batbold after wrapping up his five-day visit to China. Right upon his arrival in Ulaanbaatar city, the welcoming ceremony (including the honorary performance of the National Anthems of the two countries with great respect and dignity) was held in which attended the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Mongolia to United States Kh.Bekhbat, the Minister of Defense L.Bold and the State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade D.Tsogtbaatar respectively.
This is the second visit by the Vice President of the USA since the 33rd Vice President of United States Henry Award Wallace visited to Mongolia in 1944. Joe Biden was sworn in as Vice President on January 20th 2009; he was first elected to the U.S. Senate in 1972 at the age of 29 years old and considered as the youngest U.S. senator in modern history and one of the most respected Senate voices on foreign policy.
The Prime Minister S.Batbold has conducted an official meeting with the Vice President Joe Biden; and then, together they have attended in the press conference in the Government Palace of Mongolia. Elsewhere, US Vice President has paid a visit to the President of Mongolia Ts.Elbegdorj; afterwards, enjoyed with the Besreg Naadam which is an introductory event of the Mongolian Traditional Naadam Festival inc. horse-racing, wrestling and archery.
Right at the moment, the Vice President Joe Biden is going to depart from Ulaanbaatar to Japan at 5:45pm (Ulaanbaatar time).
Monday, 22nd August 2011