Bishkek (AKIpress) – First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan – EXPO 2017 CommissionerRapil Zhoshybayev met with Ms Reem EbrahimAl Hashimy, Emirati Minister of State and managing director for the Dubai World Expo 2020 Bid Committee, on October 13 in Dubai.
During the meeting, the sides discussed participation of the UAE in EXPO 2017. Given the fact that Astana will host EXPO 2017 and Dubai will host EXPO 2020, the sides have agreed to exchange information on a permanent basis and synchronize preparation activities.
Zhoshybayev told about ongoing preparations for the EXPO 2017 and invited to participate in the Second International Participants Meeting on November 18-19, 2015 in Astana. The invitation was accepted by Reem Al Hashimy. She said that Emirati companies are interested in participation in Astana EXPO 2017.
Following the negotiations, the sides agreed to sign a Memorandum of Understanding between the Astana Expo 2017 NC JSC and the Higher Committee on hosting the World EXPO 2020 in the nearest future.