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USA to take part in Astana EXPO 2017

USA to take part in Astana EXPO 2017

US delegation confirms country’s intent to participate in the international exhibition EXPO 2017 Future Energy

The US delegation headed by Thomas Alfred Shannon, the Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, has confirmed the country’s intent to participate in the international specialized exhibition EXPO 2017 Future Energy to be held in Astana.

“I arrived in Astana last night. This is my first official visit, and I think our message is clear: we will participate in EXPO 2017. I have just had a chance to see the pavilion intended for the US – an excellent building and great pavilion,” said Thomas Alfred Shannon during his meeting with Akhmetzhan Yessimov, the Chairman of the Board of the National Company Astana EXPO 2017.


The Under Secretary of State noted that EXPO 2017 is an important element of building relations with Kazakhstan. According to him, the exhibition provides the Republic with an excellent opportunity to present itself as a global player, including in the energy sphere.

In his turn, Akhmetzhan Yessimov stressed the importance of the American participation in the exhibition. “I have visited the US twice this year. I know how much work is being done in terms of renewable sources of energy. The US is the leader in fostering new technologies and state-of-the-art scientific developments,” he said.

At the end of the meeting, the Under Secretary of State said they would promptly settle all procedural matters related to the country’s participation in EXPO 2017.

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