Mongolian President Tsakhia Elbegdorj denied any links with South Korean religious group Unification Church on Thursday.
Elbegdorj said he and other Mongolian politicians had attended events organized by the church, but he had never participated in such events or met with the organization's leader after becoming president.
Video recordings of Elbegdorj with Unification Church leader Sun Myung Moon went viral on Mongolian social media recently, allegedly leaked by a source close to the president.
The South Korean religious group is highly controversial in Mongolia, as it was accused of trying to edit textbook contents in its favor. An Education Ministry official resigned after coming under fire for joining the church.
The Unification Church was founded by South Korean businessman Sun Myung Moon in 1954. It is active in South Korea, Japan, Mongolia and several other South East Asian countries. Endi
Source:Xinhua News agency