Why is the UB Dialogue Important?

Mendee Jargalsaikhan, Deputy Director for the Institute of Defence Studies of Mongolia

Why Is the UB Dialogue Important?

Posted on July 25, 2022 by mendee

By Soyolgerel Nyamjav and Mendee Jargalsaikhan 

Amidst increased geopolitical tensions and lingering pandemic effects, Mongolia, a small, landlocked state hosted three major international in-person events in June. Khaan Quest, an annual multinational peacekeeping exercise, was organized at the Five Hills Peace Support Operations Training Centre.  Over thousand military personnel from fifteen countries, including the United States, South Korea, Japan, and India – those dispatched a large military contingent, exercised for peacekeeping deployments. At the same time, Mongolia hosted the first-ever Women, Peace and Security conference welcoming over 60 female peacekeepers from 30 countries as well as Jean-Pierre Lacroix, Under-Secretary-General for Peace Operations of the United Nations. Then, in June 23-25, Mongolia organized the 7 th “Ulaanbaatar Dialogue” on Northeast Asian Security. Here we would like to explain why the Ulaanbaatar Dialogue (known as the UB Dialogue or UBD) is an important foreign policy endeavour for

For details, please see Why Is the UB Dialogue Important?