Permanent Representative of Mongolia presented his credentials

The new Permanent Representative of Mongolia, Mr. Gunaajav Batjargal, presented his credentials to Dr. Lassina Zerbo, Director of the International Data Centre at the the Provisional Secretariat of the Preparatory Commission of Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty Organisation (CTBTO) on 19 March 2013.

After the ceremony of presentations of credentials, they have discussed and exchanged the views for bilateral cooperation between Mongolia and the CTBTO. Permanent Representative Batjargal congratulated Dr. Lassina Zerbo on his election as the next Executive Secretary of the Provisional Secretariat of the Preparatory Commission of the CTBTO.

Batjargal underscored the fact that from the outset Mongolia fully supported the negotiation of the CTBT and became one of the first countries to have ratified the Treaty. He further stressed that Mongolia hosted a regional awareness-raising meeting for Asian countries in 2011 and the IX Conference of the Asian Seismological Commission in 2012 in Ulaanbaatar in cooperation with the CTBTO.

Dr. Lassina Zerbo highly valued Mongolia’s active role in international non-proliferation regime and disarmament, and praised two Mongolian experts, who work in the Provisional Technical Secretariat for their excellent performance. He shared hope that the cooperation between Mongolia and CTBTO will continue.

Mr. Lassina Zerbo, Director of the International Data Centre, was elected as the next Executive Secretary of the CTBTO, a position he will assume in August 2013.