Mongolia, an active and engaged OSCE Partner for Co-operation since 2004, has become the 57th country to join the Organization. In a Ministerial Council Decision adopted by consensus through a silence procedure that ended at midnight on 20 November 2012, participating States welcomed Mongolia as a participating State of the OSCE.
“On behalf of the entire OSCE family I am delighted to welcome Mongolia as our newest OSCE participating State,” said the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office, Ireland's Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Eamon Gilmore.
“Mongolia has been a long-standing Asian Partner for Co-operation of the OSCE. The OSCE is addressing the many transnational security challenges we face across the Euro-Atlantic and Eurasian region and Mongolia’s desire to join fully in our efforts underlines the importance of our Organization’s work.”