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18/06/2024

BBC World Questions Comes To Mongolia

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On Tuesday 9 July BBC World Questions comes to Mongolia to debate the country’s most pressing issues with a panel of leading political figures.

The BBC World Service programme, which puts people and their questions at the centre of the debate, will be recorded in the country’s capital Ulaanbaatar at the Chinggis Khaan Museum.

Once the heart of an empire stretching from the Pacific Ocean to Eastern Europe, Mongolia is now the world's largest land-locked county, and a democracy lying between Russia and China.

Its vast quantities of untapped mineral wealth have brought foreign investment, economic growth and many challenges too. After a general election in which pollution, corruption, inequality and democratic values are all big issues, BBC Correspondent Jonny Dymond will chair the debate as the panellists answer questions put to them by members of the public.

The panel will include:

• Bulgantuya Khurelbaatar, Minister for Labour and Social Protection and Parliamentary Candidate for the Mongolian People’s Party
• Jargalan Batbayar, Chair of Democratic Women's Union and Parliamentary Candidate for the Democratic Party
• Munkhnaran Bayarlkhagva, Independent Geopolitical Analyst and Election Observer, formerly of the National Security Council of Mongolia
• Munkdhul Badral Bontoi, Citizens' Representative of Sukhbaatar District Council and Parliamentary Candidate for the Hun Party

Gwenan Roberts, Commissioning Editor, BBC World Service English, said: "We're excited to bring World Questions to Mongolia for the very first time during such a significant period for the country. With the questions all suggested by members of the public, we look forward to hearing their views and for a lively debate."

The debate will be recorded in English in front of a live audience on Tuesday 9 July at the Chinggis Khaan Museum.

There will be a reception beforehand starting at 6pm. Members of the public should register to be in the audience here.
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