Profile: Mongolian President Tsakhia Elbegdorj

12:17, April 27, 2010      

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Mongolian President Tsakhia Elbegdorj (C) receives interviews by journalists from China's Xinhua News Agency and People's Daily in Ulan Bator, April 22, 2010. Mongolian President Tsakhia Elbegdorj will pay a state visit to China from April 28 to May 3 at the invitation of Chinese President Hu Jintao. (Xinhua/Asigan)

Mongolian President Tsakhia Elbegdorj will pay a state visit to China from April 28 to May 3 at the invitation of Chinese President Hu Jintao.

The following is a biographical sketch of Elbegdorj.

Elbegdorj, born in March 1963, graduated from the Military Political Institute of Lviv in Ukraine in 1988. He also studied in Harvard University in the United States.

Elbegdorj served as leader of the Mongolian Democratic Union from 1989 to 1991, and chairman of the Mongolian National Democratic Party from 1994 to 1996.

He was deputy chairman of the State Great Hural, or the Mongolian parliament, from 1996 to 1998.

He served as the country's prime minister in 1998 and from 2004 to 2006, and chairman of the Mongolian Democratic Party from 2005 to 2008.

Elbegdorj was elected member of the State Great Hural three times in 1992, 1996 and 2008.

He was sworn in as the Mongolian president in June 2009.

In 2006 Elbegdorj visited China as head of the Mongolian Democratic Party.

Elbegdorj is married and has five children. Besides Mongolian, he can also speak English and Russian.


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