Mongolian PM calls on newly-appointed ministers to be law-abiding

Source: Xinhua| 2020-07-08 19:55:56|Editor: huaxia

ULAN BATOR, July 8 (Xinhua) -- Mongolian Prime Minister Ukhnaa Khurelsukh on Wednesday called on his newly-appointed ministers to operate within the law.

"I strongly warn you all not to do anything illegal. Our government must only act within the law," Khurelsukh said after appointing his cabinet's ministers.

Khurelsukh made the remarks after members of previous governments were recently jailed for abuse of power.

Mongolia's new government with 14 ministries took the oath of office Wednesday, two weeks after the ruling Mongolian People's Party won a landslide victory in the regular parliamentary elections on June 24, taking 62 seats out of 76 in the unicameral parliament.

The new government is expected to face challenges such as mitigating the impact of COVID-19, making health and education reforms, improving living standards and reducing air pollution in its capital Ulan Bator. Enditem