Commissioner of the International specialized exhibition "EXPO-2017" Rapil Zhoshybayev has held a meeting with the Executive Director of the International Science and Technology Center (ISTC), the Commissioner of the organization in the "EXPO-2017" David Clive.
According to the MFA of the RK, in 2015 at the invitation of the Head of State of the ISTC is headquartered in Astana. The organization has already received funding for 2,753 projects worth 860.5 million dollars.
During the meeting the parties discussed the terms of participation in the exhibition of the international organization and ways of cooperation in science and technology. R. Zhoshybayev informed about the preparations for the "Expo-2017", attracting international participants and noted the high importance of the participation of international organizations.
The ISTC Executive Director spoke about the center's activities and plans for presentation to the organization of the exhibition. The main mission of the organization is to establish business contacts between scientists from Kazakhstan, Armenia, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Georgia with their peers and research organizations in the EU, Japan, Korea, Norway and the United States.
Following the meeting, the parties signed an Agreement on the participation of the ISTC in the "EXPO-2017".
The International Science and Technology Center was the 16th international organization, th confirm the participation at the exhibition "EXPO-2017" in Astana. In addition to the ISTC, the UNDP, UNESCO, UNIDO, UNICEF, ESCAP, OECD, IAEA, the World Bank, the UN initiative "Sustainable Energy for All", the Energy Charter, the World Petroleum Council, ISESCO, OPEC, OPEC and IRENA Fund for International Development confirmed their participation.