On May 13, one day before the
National Tree-planting Day in Mongolia, the South Korea-Mongolia Green
Transition Cooperation Task Force planted 100 trees at the South Korea-Mongolia
Friendship Forest (Ulaanbaatar Urban Forest).

Some 50 participants including H.E. Lee Yeo-hong, the South Korean
Ambassador to Mongolia gathered hand in hand at the Korea-Mongolia Friendship
Forest which is 15 km north of Ulaanbaatar. They carefully removed rocks from
the planting hole with their hands and mixed soil and compost with their
shovels in the hole. Then they planted pine and birch saplings in the hole,
buried their roots with soil and treaded around the trees to help them stand
stable. After watering the trees, they moved the rocks that were removed from
the planting holes to the edge of the site and piled them up. The participants
completed their tree-planting, taking memorable photos with the saplings they

The South Korea-Mongolia Green Transition Cooperation Task
Force was initiated by the Embassy of the Republic of Korea this January to
support Mongolia’s green transition and the ‘One Billion Trees’ national movement initiated by President

The Task Force consists 9 public agencies from South Korea
including ROK-Mongolia Greenbelt Project, Korea International Cooperation
Agency (KOICA), Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA), Korea
Eximbank, Korea Program on International Agriculture (KOPIA), Korea Tourism
Organization, Korea Coal Corporation, Korea Mine Rehabilitation and Mineral
Resources Corporation (KOMIR), Korea National Railway and one NGO – Green Asia

After the tree-planting, H.E. Lee Yeo-hong, the Korean
Ambassador to Mongolia said that the Korea-Mongolia Green Transition Cooperation
TF would firmly support Mongolia’s effort toward a greener and more sustainable
country and actively seek business opportunities for Korea and Mongolia.