Following the success of its 1st, 2nd, and 3rd neighbour policies, Mongolia’s Foreign Minister announced that the country will launch a 4th neighbour policy. The 3rd neighbour policy, a cornerstone of Mongolian foreign policy, was launched in the 1990s as a means to reduce dependence on Russia and China – Mongolia’s only two neighbours.
“With so many countries wanting to improve relations with Mongolian, we want to help facilitate this positive trend”
The US, Japan, Korea, and Germany have been the most important third neighbours, but the Government feels that the time is right to look even further afield. “With so many countries wanting to improve relations with Mongolian, we want to help facilitate this positive trend” the Foreign Minister said. The policy is seen as complementary to Mongolia’s efforts to expand its diplomatic presence abroad. Over the last two years Mongolian diplomatic missions have opened in Andorra, Tuvalu, San Marino, and Uruguay. The 4th neighbour policy is seen as a way to build on this momentum and to help Mongolia develop a worldwide reach. “From the Andes to the Antipodes, Mongolia will have a partners and presence through this new policy” the Foreign Minister concluded.
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