Diplomats of Kazakhstan and China switched to strengthened mode of work on the eve of EXPO

7 June

Procedure for obtaining visas to Kazakhstan has been simplified for Chinese tourists. The measures were taken in connection with the holding of the world specialized exhibition EXPO 2017, "Kazinform" informs.

"A significant impetus for the development of cooperation in the field of tourism between the two countries was given by signing of the Memorandum on Simplification of Group Tourist Travel of Chinese Citizens to Kazakhstan (ADS Agreement) in December 2015. With this visa support and the necessary list of visa documents at the Embassy of the Republic of Kazakhstan in Beijing and other consular establishments in the territory of China visas are issued within 5 working days without the personal presence of persons going to Kazakhstan. In case of payment under the urgent tariff, visas can be issued within 3 working days", - Kazakhstan's ambassador to China Shahrat Nuryshev said at the opening of the 2nd Kazakhstan-China Tourism Forum.

In addition, as Nuryzhev said, the consular department of the Kazakh Embassy in China increased the number of days of work and time for the reception of citizens for the forthcoming exhibition. The territory of the department has a terminal for accepting bank cards and an electronic queue management system.

The website has already mentioned five reasons why the forthcoming Astana EXPO 2017 exhibition is of interest to the Chinese people. The main reasons include the upcoming concert of Dimash Kudaibergen who plunged China in a real "Dimashemania after his participation in the "I'm a singer" contest.

In addition, China issued memorable banknotes in honor of EXPO 2017. Special bank notes were issued for the first time in the history of the international exhibition movement.

The exhibition of the legendary Terracotta Army will also take place within the framework of Astana EXPO 2017

China is going to focus on the achievements enabling to receive electricity and nuclear energy from water. Green cars of Chinese production will be demonstrated at the exhibition. China has already begun a comprehensive experimental operation of its pavilion.

The delegation from China is expected to be the largest one at EXPO 2017 including the famous actor of Hong Kong action movies Jackie Chan. The Chinese exhibition pavilion will host the Xinjiang Week, "The Year of China's Tourism in Kazakhstan" and the National Day of China in Astana and the Week of Beijing will start on June 16.

Let us remind that the fact that President of China Xi Jinping will be among the honored guests of the world specialized exhibition Astana EXPO 2017 became known in mid-April. Later, the Chinese leader personally confirmed to President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev his intention to visit the exhibition. As the official representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China Lu Kang stated, the Chinese leader will stay in Kazakhstan for 4 days.

It is also known that the International Radio of China will provide information support to the EXPO.

It became known in early May that China will receive two pavilions at the EXPO exhibition.

Earlier, Chinese Ambassador to Kazakhstan Zhang Hanhui expressed concern about possible problems with visas for Chinese people prior to the EXPO 2017. According to the Ambassador, there is uncertainty in the issue of obtaining visas related to the work of private Kazakhstani intermediaries.

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