ASTANA, 8 August (BelTA-KAZINFORM) – Belarus is interested in developing trade and economic relations with Kazakhstan and also advancing cooperation in alternative energy, Belarus Deputy Prime Minister Anatoly Kalinin said during an official visit to Kazakhstan.
During the visit, Anatoly Kalinin went to see EXPO 2017. He noted that the expo demonstrates Kazakhstan’s recent achievements in economy, energy and art. Implementation of the principles of Belarus’ national strategy of sustainable social and economic development until 2020 is closely related to the Astana EXPO-2017 theme. Transition to environmentally-friendly, resource-efficient and innovative development of the economy, sound environmental management, rational use of renewable and non-renewable resources, promotion of international cooperation and social partnership are in the focus of Belarus National Pavilion.
Anatoly Kalinin stressed that EXPO 2017 is the event with a global reach, the goal of which is to preserve our planet. Belarus considers its participation in the expo as a strategically important step towards the development of green economy and close bilateral cooperation in various avenues and sectors.
For his part, CEO of NC Astana EXPO 2017 Akhmetzhan Yessimov praised Belarus Pavilion for fully covering the theme of the expo The Future Energy. “The pavilion showcases all achievements that Belarus has made in renewable energy. The country has also showcased the goods it manufactures. This is the only pavilion with an art gallery on the second floor that is very popular among visitors of the exhibition. I wish every success to the friendly people of Belarus,” Akhmetzhan Yessimov said.
Belarus National Day at Astana Expo 2017 is due on 13 August. Belarus Prime Minister Andrei Kobyakov is expected to attend.