Image from article Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ In frames of the ongoing Cultural Days of South Korea in Ulaanbaatar, a seminar entitled “Mongolia-South Korea public diplomacy” was held on Tuesday.
The Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs, B.Battsetseg made the opening remarks at the seminar. She noted 2016 is special year for top-level recirpocal visits of state leaders were hosted, and pointed out that Mongolia attaches a significance to strengthening the national security, protecting the vital interests, fortifying its position at the international fora and implementing the foreign policy goals through its soft power principle. The Mongolian government pursues a policy on intensifying the promotion of Mongolia abroad through the cultural bonds, she went on.
During the event, the Vice FM held a meeting with Oh Song, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Korea to Mongolia; and Ko Hen Dong, the Ambassador of the South Korea’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs on public relations affairs.
Taking place annually, this year’s Cultural Days of South Korea in Ulaanbaatar will last until September 12 with a key purpose to provide the Mongolian and Korean people with a chance to know each other’s culture.
A Princeton PhD, was a US diplomat for over 20 years, mostly in Eastern Europe, and was promoted to the Senior Foreign Service in 1997. For the Open World Leadership Center, he speaks with
its delegates from Europe/Eurasia on the topic, "E Pluribus Unum? What Keeps the United States United." Affiliated with Georgetown University for over ten years, he shares ideas with students about public diplomacy.
The papers of his deceased father -- poet and diplomat John L. Brown -- are stored at Georgetown University Special Collections at the Lauinger Library. They are manuscript materials valuable to scholars interested in post-WWII U.S.-European cultural relations.
This blog is dedicated to him, Dr. John L. Brown, a remarkable linguist/humanist who wrote in the Foreign Service Journal (1964) -- years before "soft power" was ever coined -- that "The CAO [Cultural Affairs Officer] soon comes to realize that his job is really a form of love-making and that making love is never really successful unless both partners are participating."