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Mongolia|politics|January 30, 2023 / 01:09 PM
US Ambassador in Mongolia visits Mongolian students at Brigham Young University in Hawaii

AKIPRESS.COM - U.S. Ambassador to Mongolia Richard. L. Buangan visited Brigham Young University–Hawaii to meet with students from Mongolia last week, BYI-Hawaii News reported.

Upon his arrival, Ambassador Buangan was greeted by BYU–Hawaii President John S.K. Kauwe III and Advancement Vice President Laura Tevaga, joined by the Mongolian student club.

President Kauwe reported that BYU–Hawaii has had over 500 Mongolian students graduate with bachelor's degrees.

Ambassador Buangan shared that throughout his life of constant change and movement, his perspective of the world has expanded through experiencing other cultures and having been exposed to lifestyles different than his own.

The Ambassador continued sharing his experiences living amongst the people of Mongolia.

"Regardless of working on challenging issues like climate change... or geopolitical issues, it helps to have a common understanding and a sense of purpose of why we, as two great democracies in the Asia-Pacific, have to work together," he stated.

Students then had the opportunity to ask the Ambassador questions. Students proceeded with vulnerable questions concerning the strength of their government's economy and democracy.

Throughout the discussion, Ambassador Buangan continued to commend Mongolia and its proud people. He encouraged students that if they desire to build their communities and strengthen their democracy, they must go out into the world and share their stories. 

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