An international conference entitled ‘Cultural Heritages of the Mongols: Scripts and Records’ is taking place in Ulaanbaatar under the auspices of the President of Mongolia. The two-day event is being co-organised by the Institute of History and Archaeology, the Mongolian Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Oriental Manuscripts of the Russian Academy of Sciences as well as the International Association for Mongol Studies (IAMS).
At the conference, Ts.Tserendorj, head of the Institute of History and Archaeology (MAS) said that Koreans studied Mongolian for 500 years between 1394 and 1890 as the second formal language for diplomatic officials; this followed the downfall of the Mongol Empire. Koreans were wary of the empire ever becoming strong again.
The biannual event has been organized since 2013 and is hosted alternately between Mongolia and Russia.