Үнэлгээ өгөх Үнэлгээ өгөх



BATTSETSEG Batmunkh, born on 9 December 1973 in Bayankhongor province, has been serving as Minister for Foreign Affairs of Mongolia since 2021. She is the third woman to be appointed as Foreign Minister of Mongolia. She strongly focuses on promoting gender
equality and empowering women and girls, especially those living in rural areas. In June 2023, she hosted the Female Foreign Ministers’ Meeting in Ulaanbaatar which was the first time such a meeting was held in Asia.

More than a decade ago, she initiated the “Right-minded Mongolian” program, which later became a nation-wide campaign, aimed at instilling passion for learning in younger generations. She is a culturally proud and heritage-conscious Buddhist. With her keen interest in arts, she continues to support emerging singers, performers and artists.


Master of Business Administration (MBA),
Maastricht School of Management, the Netherlands, 2005

Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA),
University of Finance and Economics, Mongolia, 2000

Bachelor of Arts (BA) in International Relations,
National University of Mongolia, 1996

Professional Experience:

Since January 2021      Minister for Foreign Relations
2016 – 2020                  Vice Minister for Foreign Relations
2015 – 2016                  Advisor to the Minister of Finance
2007 – 2015                  Chair of the Board of Directors, “Munkhiin Useg Group” Co., Ltd
2011 – 2012                   Head of Foreign Relations and Cooperation Department, Mongolian People’s Party
2010 – 2011                  Advisor to the Secretary General, Mongolian People’s Party
2005 – 2007                 Head of Foreign Relations and Cooperation Department, Foreign Investment and Foreign Trade Agency of Mongolia
2005                             Founder, “Az Khur” bookstore chain
1996 – 2005                 General Director, “Munkhiin Useg” Co., Ltd (Print Production Services Company)

Current Positions:

  • President, Mongolian Red Cross Society
  • Chair, Co-Chair, and Deputy Chair of more than 20 national committees, intergovernmental commissions, and working groups, including the Mongolian National Commission of UNESCO
  • Vice President, Social Democratic Mongolian Women’s Union, Mongolian People’s Party


Fluent in Russian and English.

Marital Status:

Married, with three children.


  • Gymnastics, fitness and ice skating.
  • Collects brooches and swans.
  • Enjoys reading novels and literature on Buddhist philosophy.