Ed Jager: Canada has other sectors of interest in Mongolia besides mining

Editor L.Byambadorj

2016-05-05 12:22 GMT+8

GoGo Mongolia invited His Excellency, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Canada to Mongolia Eelco (Ed) Jager for an interview to talk about his personal opinions, experiences on different subjects in Mongolia and most importantly his mission representing Canada to Mongolia.

Ambassador Jager is the third resident Ambassador from Canada to Mongolia and he was appointed in January 2015 and has been serving since March 2015.

Ambassador Jager received law degree from University of Western Ontario and worked as lawyer, sales representative in the private sector before joining the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade in 1999. He has been with the Foreign service of Canada for 16 years, serving in Brazil, Peru, Indonesia in trade sector and acquired extensive experience in international relations.

He is a family man, who likes outdoor activities such as hiking, joggin and walking. Ambassador Jager and his wife Cathy have five children and seven grandchildren.

For more please watch the full interview below.

Mongolia - Canada bilateral relations

Mongolia and Canada established diplomatic relations on November 30, 1973 and celebrated the 40th Anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between our two countries in 2013. Mongolia first opened its General Consulate in Toronto in 1998 and the Embassy was officially inaugurated in December, 2001.

Canada appointed its Honorary Consul in Ulaanbaatar on December 1, 1997. In April, 2004 Canada stated to open its Trade Mission in Ulaanbaatar. The first Resident Ambassador of Canada to Mongolia assumed her duty in Ulaanbaatar in 2008 after Canada opened its Embassy.

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