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Thailand signed Agreement on participation in "EXPO-2017"

19 August 2016, 23:24
Photo: АО «НК «Астана ЭКСПО-2017»

Astana hosts the signing of the Agreement on the participation of the Kingdom of Thailand in the International specialized exhibition "EXPO-2017".

As reported by the national company, the document was signed by Chairman of the Board of NC "Astana EXPO-2017" Akhmetzhan Yessimov and the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Energy - the commissioner of the National Section of Thailand Areepong Bhoochaom.

During the meeting, A. Yessimov spoke on  the ongoing work on the organization of  exhibition on the theme "Future Energy".

"Preparations for the EXPO-2017 is on high rate, ahead of schedule. Already this fall we will give member countries  their national pavilions, "  the head of the national company said.

A. Yessimov separately raised the issue and the international promotion of the exhibition. To date 96 countries have already confirmed their participation, 63 countries signed the Agreement on the participation.

The Commissioner of the National Section of Thailand A. Bhoochaoom stressed that Kazakhstan is an important trade and economic partner of Thailand in Central Asia.

"The participation in the Expo is very important for our kingdom. We hope that the exhibition will give a powerful impetus to the development of the whole complex of bilateral relations between our countries,"   Bhoochaoom said.

During the meeting, the Thai side has asked the organizers to set a date for the celebration of the National Day of Thailand on August 12, 2017. On this day,  Thailand celebrates the birthday of Her Majesty Queen Sirikit, wife of King Rama IX. In honor of this event, the Thai Pavilion will arrange cultural and entertainment events for visitors to the Expo.

As Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Energy of Thailand A. Bhoochaoom has said that the country intends to present its best developments  in the field of "green" energy. Thailand is aimed at increasing the share of renewable and alternative energy sources to 25% in 2021.

For reference:

JSC "NC "Astana EXPO-2017" was established on January 15, 2013 for the purpose of preparation and holding of the International specialized exhibition EXPO-2017. The exhibition will be held in Astana from June 10 to September 10, 2017.

It is planned that it will be attended by 100 countries, at least 10 international organizations, 10 companies - leaders of innovative technologies. In general, more than 2 million visitors will visit.