Bishkek (AKIpress) – So far, 26 countries have officially confirmed their participation in the international exhibition EXPO-2017 in Astana, First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs – the Commissioner for the International Specialized Exhibition “EXPO-2017” Rapil Zhoshybayev said on the sidelines of the Astana Economic Forum on May 22.
“Special contribution to the solution of problems of rational use of energy resources for sustainable development will be the main topic of the exhibition EXPO-2017 in Astana. This is going to be the first major exhibition held on the territory of Central Asia and the CIS. It will give a powerful impetus to the development of alternative and renewable energy, will provide a platform for the presentation of the world’s best technology and will contribute to the promotion of energy-efficient programs,” said Rapil Zhoshibayev.
“We have received applications for participation; we are waiting for confirmation of some countries. Three international organizations have officially confirmed their participation. I think this year we will get maximum confirmation of the countries. It is about 60-70 countries, 26 states have confirmed their presence,” he said.