23 May 2013 Istanbul

The delegation of Institute for Strategic Studies (ISS), affiliated to National Security Council of Mongolia paid a visit to Turkey in the context of institutional relations with SAM on 23 May 2013. The members of the delegation which was headed by Dr. Damba Ganbat, Director, were Mr. Erdenetsogt, Chief of the Center for Russia and Central Asia Studies, Mr. Mergen, Senior Officer, Mr. Ganpurev, Researcher.

The programme started with the round table discussion in the BİLGESAM (Wise Men Center For Strategic Studies) with the participation of Prof. Dr. Bülent Aras, Chairman of SAM, retired admiral Salim Dervişoğlu and eminent academicians. In the course of the meeting, parties iterated their strong belief to the importance of institutional relations, discussed the historical linkages between Turkey and Mongolia and elaborated the current and future relations of two countries in the framework of bilateral and multilateral bases. In addition, the influence of global powers in the Central Asia and the significance of strategic initiatives such as The Shanghai Cooperation Organization were assessed during the meeting.

In the aftermath, Mr. Dr. Ganbat delivered a speech at the Eurasian Institute of İstanbul University where he specifically stressed upon Mongolian foreign policy and the bilateral relations between Turkey and Mongolia.