American cowboys will take part in the Kazakh horse competition kokpar

9 June

Cowboys from the United States will come to Astana to participate in the kokpar tournament at the world specialized exhibition EXPO 2017. Guests will ride on local horses, "Sputnik" agency reports.

According to George Krol, the US Ambassador to Kazakhstan, a special team has been formed in the United States. Its creation was initiated after the international games of nomads held last year in Kyrgyzstan.

"Cowboys are fond of different kinds of horse sport and they were certainly interested in the kokpar, They will be riding local horses because these horses know the game better. Besides, our horses are afraid that they will be eaten", - the ambassador joked.

In addition, a country musician from the US will perform at the tournament along with a Kazakhstan dombra player.

The US signed a contract of participation in the world exhibition Astana EXPO 2017 in the Kazakh capital on February 24. American diplomats even dedicated a special ecological campaign to the exhibition calling on the people of Kazakhstan to refuse free plastic bags in supermarkets.

In addition to developments from world-renowned American companies, it is expected that 8 US startups on the "Energy of the Future" will be presented at once in the US pavilion at the EXPO 2017.

It should be noted that earlier it became known that an open day will be held within the framework of the promotion of EXPO 2017 at the Kazakh Embassy in the United States.

US President Donald Trump was reported to be interested in the exhibition but later Ambassador George Krol said that the American leader will not come to the EXPO exhibition because of the tight schedule. Shortly before, during the presentation of credentials by the Ambassador of Kazakhstan to the United States of America Yerzhan Kazykhanov to the American leader, the US president highly appreciated the achievements made by Kazakhstan in the years of independence as well as the republic's contribution to international and regional security. Trump then expressed interest in expanding Kazakh-American relations and expressed support for the upcoming international specialized exhibition EXPO 2017 in Astana.

In addition to Kazakhstani diplomats, the Astana EXPO 2017 exhibition in the US is also advertised by Arman Belasar, a native of Kazakhstan, who lives in New York. The businessman owns a park of 200 cars with signatures "Welcome to Kazakhstan" on them. The entrepreneur posted an absolutely free advertising for the exhibition with an invitation to visit his native country.

It should be noted that not a single cent will not be spent from the state treasury for the US participation in the world specialized exhibition EXPO - funding comes from sponsorship fees.

Famous designer and architect from the US Jeffrey Bradfield will be among the American visitors to the EXPO exhibition.

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