Since joining the United Nations as a fully-fledged member in 1961, Mongolia has been strengthening its cooperation with the UN’s specialized agencies. As of 2021, Mongolia has established diplomatic relations with 192 countries and is a member of the United Nations, the World Trade Organization, the International Monetary Fund, and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe.
Mongolia has expanded its foreign relations through embassies in 32 countries.
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In 2019, relations between Mongolia and the United States of America reached a new level with a joint declaration being issued during Mongolian President Battulga Khaltmaa’s official visit to the United States between July 29th and August 3rd, declaring a strategic bilateral relationship between both countries. The US became the fifth country to have a strategic partnership with Mongolia.
Before that, Mongolia had strategic partnerships with four countries, namely Russia, Japan, India, and of course with China, with which the country had a comprehensive range of partnerships well. Mongolia aims to enrich the strategic partnership with the US through a strong economic emphasis.
Mongolia does not have any territory or foreign policy conflicts with any other countries and maintains peaceful cooperation with every country in the world. The former US state secretary John Kerry, during his visit to Mongolia in 2016, said “Mongolia is an oasis of democracy sitting in a tough location between Russia and China,” and can be regarded as the most concise and accurate description of Mongolia in the 21st century due to its de facto central position in international geopolitical issues.