Mongolian Prime Minister Sukhbaatar Batbold pledged Tuesday that his country will speed up efforts to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
Batbold made the pledge while meeting Helen Clark, visiting director general of United Nations Development Program (UNDP). He said the Mongolian government is committed to developing economy, raising the country’s per capita gross domestic product (GDP), increasing jobs and constantly improving the living standards of the Mongolian people.
He reassured that every Mongolian is benefiting from the country’s booming mining sector through human development fund set up by the government.
Clark, the UN official, said Mongolia could use its rich natural resources as a tool to further promote manufacturing and export, and improve social benefits. She also proposed that the Mongolian government could jointly establish working group with the UNDP Mongolia office to carry out the Millennium Development Goals.
During her visit, Clark also met MPs of Mongolian parliament as well as representatives of some NGOs on poverty elimination and progress made in achieving MDGs.
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