During the meeting with E. Ganiev, the sides discussed issues of bilateral cooperation and prospects for its further development. The Kazakh diplomat briefed on key international initiatives of the President Nursultan Nazarbayev, as well as important internal reforms and preparations of Astana to hold "Expo-2017".
Minister of Foreign Economic Relations, Investments and Trade of Uzbekistan, in turn, stressed that in the conditions of reduction of the world's hydrocarbon reserves, the use of alternative energy sources assumes great importance to sustainable development and increase the competitiveness of the economy. He reported that solar panels, produced in Uzbekistan, development of Uzbek specialists in the field of small hydropower equipment ,layout of being built solar power plant in Samarkand region will be shown at the exhibition.
During the meeting with the Commissioner of the national section of Uzbekistan R. Zhoshybayev spoke about the preparations for the exhibition and the upcoming meeting of international participants, which will be held in Astana on 22-23 February 2017 I. Ergashev said that the Uzbek side attaches great importance to the development of "green" technologies and participation in specialized exhibitions. According to the Commissioner of the national section of Uzbekistan, "EXPO-2017" provides an excellent opportunity to showcase not only the energy and technology development, but also the history, culture and traditions of the peoples.
As a result of "EXPO-2017" meeting, commissioners R. Zhoshybayev and I. Ergashev have signed an agreement on the participation of Uzbekistan in the international specialized exhibition.