NEW YEAR ADDRESS OF PRESIDENT KHALTMAAGIIN BATTULGA
On the New Year’s Eve, President of Mongolia Khaltmaagiin Battulga extended greetings to the citizens of Mongolia in a televised message.
The President said:
“Dear citizens of Mongolia residing in every part of our country.
Dear ethnic Mongolians who are dispersed around the world.
The year is drawing to a close. We, Mongolians, are going to part with the 18th year of the 3rd millennium and welcome 2019—a year in which we will securely forge our future.
In the passing year of 2018, we overcame tough political-economic challenges, and consolidated our mutual trust and unity. The history of Mongolia has turned one year older.
2019 shall be a “Year of Drastic Reform.” As a result of “drastic reform,” with the participation and support of the public, a strong government, rule of law, and justice will prevail in Mongolia, and every citizen will become the owner of their wealth.
We inherited the intellect, grit, agility, and strength of our magnificent ancestors. The intellectual capacity of Mongolians is leading the world in mind sports.
In these times, as we are tending the fire of the thousands of years old the Mongolian state, we are making history that the future will judge.
In this golden moment, I wish a happy new year to you, the citizens of Mongolia and the ethnic Mongolians who are living around the globe.
To the soldiers and border troops who stand guarding the border, doctors and nurses, police officers, and emergency workers who are loyal to their oaths and carrying out their duties even at this moment of the welcoming of the new year,
To the peacekeepers who are serving in peacekeeping missions across continents,
And to the diplomats and staff members of diplomatic missions in Mongolia, to the representatives and staff of the international organizations, and to all our people
I wish happiness to every family and success, health, and wellbeing to everyone in the new year.
May the two thousand years of the statehood of Mongolia shall continue to thrive, protecting the spirit and fate of Mongolians!”