Azerbaijan to join Astana EXPO in 2017

6 September 2016 10:51 (UTC+04:00)

By Rashid Shirinov

Mayor of Astana Asset Isekeshev and Azerbaijani Energy Minister Natig Aliyev discussed Azerbaijan's participation in Astana EXPO 2017 in Baku on September 5.

Issekeshev briefed the minister on the forthcoming exhibition and its infrastructure. He also invited Azerbaijani investors to participate in the work of a new Astana International Financial Centre (AIFC).

The AIFC has a number of targets, including attraction of foreign investment, opening of the banking sector of Kazakhstan and ease doing business for insurance companies and Islamic finance institutions. It will attract world leaders in financial services, which in turn will promote best practices in Kazakhstan.

Expo 2017 is an International Exposition scheduled to be held from June 10 to September 10, 2017 in Astana, Kazakhstan. The expo's official theme is "Future Energy", and it is designed to create a global debate between countries, nongovernmental organizations, companies and the general public on the crucial question: "How do we ensure safe and sustainable access to energy for everyone while reducing CO2 emissions?".

Earlier, Asset Issekeshev held talks with Mayor of Baku, Hajibala Abutalybov, with whom discussed topical issues of mutual cooperation between the two capitals.

 Mayor of Astana invited Abutalybov to visit the Expo 2017.

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