On 16th February, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) organized an “information hour” news conference. A few weeks ago, the Austrian Government passed a decision to expel 50,000 asylum seekers from several countries including Mongolia. So far, however, none of the 2500 Mongolian citizens currently living in Austria has been expelled.
The MFA said that at present 125,000 Mongolians are living in 58 countries, of which only 33,172 have official residence permission. Recently, the marriage of Mongolian women aged between 20 and 30 years with the foreigners is increasing. In January 2016 alone, a total of 1070 Mongolian citizens married foreigners - 90% of these Mongolians were women.