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Elbegdorj sworn in as Mongolia's president

2009-06-18 13:03:45 GMT2009-06-18 21:03:45 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

Mongolian President-elect Tsakhia Elbegdorj (L) receives the presidential seal from the outgoing President Nambaryn Enkhbayar during the inauguration ceremony in Ulan Bator, capital of Mongolia, on June 18, 2009. Tsakhia Elbegdorj was sworn in as Mongolia's President here on Thursday after winning the May 24 election with 51.21 percent of the vote. (Xinhua/Hao Lifeng)

Mongolian President-elect Tsakhia Elbegdorj (L) shakes hands with the outgoing President Nambaryn Enkhbayar during the inauguration ceremony in Ulan Bator, capital of Mongolia, on June 18, 2009. (Xinhua/Hao Lifeng)

Mongolian President-elect Tsakhia Elbegdorj (C) attends the inauguration ceremony in Ulan Bator, capital of Mongolia, on June 18, 2009. (Xinhua/Hao Lifeng)

Mongolia's President Tsakhia Elbegdorj (L, top) reviews the army after the inauguration ceremony in Ulan Bator, capital of Mongolia, on June 18, 2009. (Xinhua/Hao Lifeng)

Mongolian President-elect Tsakhia Elbegdorj (front) takes an oath during the inauguration ceremony in Ulan Bator, capital of Mongolia, on June 18, 2009. (Xinhua/Hao Lifeng)

ULAN BATOR, June 18 (Xinhua) -- Mongolian President-elect Tsakhia Elbegdorj took the oath of office on Thursday.

In an inaugural speech, Elbegdorj, a two-time former prime minister, called for national unity and vowed to fight corruption to the end.

He also pledged efforts to improve the people’standard of living.

On Mongolia's foreign policy, he said his government will give priority to boosting friendly relations with the two neighboring countries -- China and Russia.

Jiang Shusheng, vice-chairman of the Standing Committee of China's National People's Congress (NPC), attend the inauguration as special envoy of Chinese President Hu Jintao.

Elbegdorj, a member of the second largest party Democratic Party, will serve a four-year term after winning the May 24 election with 51.21 percent of the vote.

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