AmCham members meet with the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Deputy Assistant Secretary for China and Mongolia
ULAANBAATAR, Mongolia – The American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) in Mongolia hosted a members-only October Monthly Meeting with the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Deputy Assistant Secretary for China and Mongolia, Mr. Alan Turley, on October 3, at Shangri-La Hotel Ulaanbaatar. The Honorable Jennifer Zimdahl Galt, United States Ambassador to Mongolia, attended the meeting as a guest of honor.
The speakers exchanged ideas on further advancing the U.S.-Mongolia commercial relationship and spoke to the meeting’s guests about the current U.S. administration’s messages for Mongolia. The meeting convened senior executives from AmCham member organizations, as well as AmCham Mongolia board members, and included a comprehensive Q & A session on key topics of interest.
Ambassador Galt commented on the joint efforts being made by the U.S. Embassy and AmCham to improve U.S.-Mongolia commercial partnership. During her welcoming remarks she said, “Without a doubt, increasing the U.S. private sector presence and partnerships with Mongolia is the most effective way to deepen our bilateral economic relationship.”
In his keynote address, Deputy Assistant Secretary Alan Turley said, “The Trump administration is committed and engaged to Asia in all spectrums of partnership, and we are looking to directly establish bilateral trade agreements with Asian countries. We believe that Mongolia has great potential in agriculture, herding, and food processing among others, and we have great companies in those sectors that can provide expertise and equipment.”
Chairman of AmCham Mongolia Mr. Jay Liotta delivered the meeting’s opening remarks and stated, “As we see greater and greater engagement from China, Russia, Japan, Korea, the European Union, and others in Mongolia, it is so good to have the U.S. Department of Commerce increasing its role with Mongolia. AmCham looks forward to continue working with you as your local partner to advance commercial ties between the United States and Mongolia.”
About AmCham Mongolia
AmCham Mongolia is an independent membership-driven organization that seeks to build, strengthen, and protect business between the United States and Mongolia, and to actively promote Mongolia as a destination for American investment. AmCham Mongolia is the official local affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the largest business federation in the world with over 3 million member companies. AmCham Mongolia is also a member of the Asia-Pacific Council of American Chambers of Commerce, consisting of 29 American Chambers of Commerce in the Asia-Pacific region.