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New Mongolian president promises pragmatic diplomacy

Former sumo champion eyed for advisory post after vital role in victory

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New Mongolian President Battulga Khaltmaa delivered his inaugural address to the legislature Monday.   © Reuters

ULAANBAATAR -- Mongolian President Battulga Khaltmaa's inaugural address Monday suggested a practical approach to foreign affairs, an area where the new leader could be aided by a former sumo grand champion whose name has surfaced as a potential adviser.

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