22 February 2017On February 22nd - 23rd Astana will host the 3rd meeting of international participants of EXPO-2017.
During their meeting on February 21st Minister Kairat Abdrakhmanov and Secretary General Vicente Loscertales discussed further cooperation between Kazakhstan and the Bureau.
Mr. Abdrakhmanov informed on the preparations progress and spoke about the significant events that will take place during the exhibition such as SCO Summit, and the first OIC Summit on Science and Technologies.
Mr. Loscertales, in turn, praised the progress made and stressed the importance of Kazakh President's initiatives to use the EXPO infrastructure after its end. According to him, projects like the International Technopark for IT-startups, Astana International Finance Centre and the Centre for Green Technologies and Investment Projects, should provide a long-term effect. Mr. Loscertales also positevely noted importance of a visa-free regimeestablished by Kazakhstan introduced for citizens of OECD and EU countries as well as the United Arab Emirates, Singapore and Malaysia.
The First Vice Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Mr. Askar Mamin, the Secretary General of the Bureau of International Expositions, Mr. Vicente Loscertales,the Chairman of the Board, Mr. Akhmetzhan Yessimov, the Commissioner of the Exhibition, Mr. Rapil Zhoshybayev, the Mayor of Astana, Mr. Asset Isekeshev will give their speech at the opening ceremony of the EXPO 2017 meeting. Andrei Chevelev, Director of UNESCO Cluster Office will participate in the meeting.
During the two-day meeting scheduled to run presentations of major projects within the framework of the Expo 2017, as well as inspection of objects and visit of the pavilions.
As a result of the international participants of the meeting will be held press conference at the Service of central communications «Kazmedia» office. The main participants: BIE Secretary General; Commissioner of the Exhibition; Deputy Chairman of the Board.