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The 12th International Congress of Mongolian Studies began its work in Ulaanbaatar

On August 10, 2023, the 12th International Congress of Mongolian Studies began its work in Ulaanbaatar.

The event is held under the auspices of the Administration of the President of Mongolia, the Ministry of Education and Science, the International Association of Mongol Studies. The 12th Congress is dedicated to the theme "The World and the Historical Experience of Mongolia". The opening ceremony of the Congress was held at the State Palace, where welcoming speeches were made by the President of Mongolia Ukhnagiin Khurelsukh, Minister of Education and Science, Chairman of the National Council of Mongolian Studies Luvsantseren Enkh-Amgalanga, Secretary General of the International Association of Mongol Studies Sampildondovyn Chuluun, President of the Turkic Academy Shahin Mustafayev. The event was attended by more than 500 scholars in Mongolian studies from 27 countries, including Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkiye, Hungary, Germany, Canada, Norway, Republic of Korea, China and Russia, in order to present their research results in the fields of history, anthropology, archaeology, script, literature, economics, law, foreign relations, traditions and culture of Mongolia. Also, as a part of the opening ceremony of the Congress, awards were presented by the Decree of the President of Mongolia to scholars who have made a significant contribution to the development of Mongolian studies. Among them, the expert of the Turkic Academy, Napil Bazylkhan, was awarded the highest award of Mongolia ‒ the Order of "Altan Gadas" ("Golden Star"), for the study of the common values of nomadic peoples and contribution to strengthening the brotherhood of related countries. The Congress will last until August 14, 6 sessions will be held within its framework, where such topics as "Mongols in prehistoric and historical periods", "Historical and modern development of the Mongolian language and literature", "Mongolian society, economy, politics and law", "Relations of Mongolia with the outside world", "Mongolian culture: traditions and innovation" are to be discussed. It is worth noting that the International Congress of Mongolian Studies was organized the first time on the basis of the International Association of Mongol Studies in 1959, and is held once every five years. Nowadays there are 23 centers conducting independent research in the field of Mongolian studies, and 20 centers conducting extended research.