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PacNet #45 – Biden Time in Mongolia

US Vice President Joe Biden’s stop in Mongolia is more than simply that. Though the pictures of the mini-nadam, replete with archery and wrestling, provide a cheery and exotic backdrop, the message conveyed by the visit is significant. Aside from thanking Mongolian President Elebegdorj and Prime Minister Batbold for troop support in Iraq and Afghanistan, Biden applauded Mongolia for its 20 years of transition to democracy and leadership among young democracies in a region woefully in need of them.