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ULAN BATOR, July 5 (Xinhua) -- Mongolia will organize a Naadam Festival for overseas Mongolians here on July 6-8, a Mongolian Foreign Ministry spokesperson said Thursday.
Over 200 representatives from China's Inner Mongolia, Xinjiang autonomous regions and Qinghai Province, and Russia's Buryatia, Tuva, Kalmykia, Altai and Saha are expected to participate in the festival, which is aimed at preserving, inheriting and promoting the cultural heritage and traditions of Mongolia, Kh. Mandakhtsetseg said at a news briefing.
The event, "Eternal Sky," is co-organized by the Mongolian Foreign Ministry, the Mongolian Ministry of Education, Culture, Science and Sports, and Ulan Bator's Culture and Arts Department.
Naadam, the Mongolian national sports festival, is a traditional display of strength, horsemanship and marksmanship. The festival was inscribed in the List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity of UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) in 2010.