H.E. Ms Axelle Nicaise, Ambassador-designate of the European Union to Mongolia arrived in Ulaanbaatar on 5 September 2021.
In her message, Ms Axelle Nicaise said: “I am very happy to be in Mongolia. I look forward to working with the Mongolian Authorities to continue implementing the Partnership and Cooperation Agreement. We will also support the Mongolian Authorities in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. I am enthusiastic about continuing developing our relations, which are based on the principles of democracy, rule of law, and human rights. I am also keen in meeting all stakeholders from Parliament, civil society, academia, media, business, human rights defenders, the EU Member States, other donors and our partners in implementing projects as well as the staff of the EU Delegation. I’m also here to explore your beautiful country, meet its citizens and learn about its history, culture and traditions.”
Ms Nicaise is a career official of the European Union since 1998. For the last 27 years, she has been working in various capacities in Brussels as well as in Kyrgyzstan, Ukraine and India. Before coming to Mongolia she served as the Deputy Head of the European Union Delegation to Vietnam.
Ms Nicaise holds a Master in International Law and an MBA in Political Sciences and International Relations at the Université Libre de Bruxelles. Her mother tongue is French, and she speaks fluent English and Russian.
In November 2017, the EU established its Delegation in Ulaanbaatar. The EU Delegation to Mongolia is responsible for the conduct of official relations between Mongolia and the European Union. In all matters pertaining to the EU, the Delegation works closely with the diplomatic missions of the EU Member States.