Bakhyt Sultanov, the Minister of Trade and Integration, announced the news at an extended meeting of the Ministry.
“This year, the EXPO 2020 Dubai will be held under the theme “Connecting Minds, Creating the Future”. Kazakhstan’s pavilion will be located in the thematic cluster Opportunities, next to the pavilions of such countries as the USA, Switzerland, Italy, and Turkey. We expect more than 2 million people to visit our pavilion for six months,” Bakhyt Sultanov reported.
Furthermore, the Minister of Trade and Integration informed that the 12th WTO Ministerial Conference will take place this year in Kazakhstan on the territory of the EXPO Business Center.
“The Ministerial Conference is the topmost body of the WTO, which meets every two years. We expect high-ranking delegates from more than 160 WTO countries, 20 observer countries, international and non-governmental organizations, transnational corporations, and the world media,” B. Sultanov said.
For reference, Astana EXPO-2017 National Company was chosen as the main operator of MC-12 (QAZEXPOCONGRESS) given its significant and successful experience in organizing the largest international events, all the available infrastructure necessary for holding the high-level congress and exhibition events of any format, and all the necessary logistics. The National Company is also responsible for the participation of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the World Expo 2020 to be hosted by Dubai, UAE.