When the President, the Parliament Speaker and the Prime Minister held a meeting on November 17 at Government Palace, it might not have been billed as a formal meeting of the National Security Council but was effectively one. It also discussed very important issues.
There were others also at the meeting. Apart from the big three, chairmen of standing committees and Ministers expressed their views on the proposed railway routes and the meeting also discussed problems of commercial banks. Both issues were closely connected to geo-politics and geo-economics as they affect the country. Parliament has already decided to finalise and adopt a railway policy before the new year, and once this is done, the new routes from Tavan Tolgoi will be clear in principle. It would also imply that the state has completed the primary preparations for the second phase of choosing the Tavan Tolgoi investor.