The first major event within the framework of the world specialized exhibition Astana EXPO 2017 will be the Ministerial Conference and the VIII International Forum "Ensuring Sustainable Energy Development." As the organisers of the event told at the briefing in the Central Communications Service in Astana, the conference and forum are held by the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan and KAZENERGY Association under the auspices of the five UN regional commissions - UN - ECE, ESCAP, ESCWA, ECA, ECLAC.
"This key event in the energy sector, which is included in the schedule of the most significant events of the EXPO, will be held in Astana on June 11-14. About 20 ministers and vice-ministers of energy and many leaders of major international organizations such as the UN, OSCE , WPC, GECF, IRENA, IEA, SE4ALL have already confirmed their participation in the event,” the organizers said.
As speakers at the briefing spoke Bolat Akchulakov, Director General of KAZENERGY Association, Ainur Sospanova, Director of Renewable Energy Department of Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Kazakhstan and Aliya Saparova, Deputy Director of the Department of Content and Event Management of JSC "NC" “Astana EXPO-2017”. They told that the conference will be opened by the Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Bakhytzhan Sagintayev, and also announced other details of the forthcoming event.
"It is expected that the main outcome of the event will be the adoption of the Ministerial Statement containing a number of specific measures to ensure the achievement of the goals of the new Global Agenda for the period until 2030. The Ministerial Statement will form the basis of the EXPO Manifesto of Values and Principles - the main final document of the exhibition. The interactive platform of the upcoming event, in turn, will serve as a catalyst for mutually beneficial cooperation in the development of many countries and strengthening of international cooperation in promoting green development in our region,” the organizers said.
The KAZENERGY Association expressed gratitude to the partners who supported the organization and holding of the conference and forum - the National Welfare Fund “Samruk-Kazyna” and the Social Projects Development Fund “Samruk-Kazyna Trust”, “Tengizchevroil” LLP, “CNPC” and “Karachaganak Petroleum Operating BV” companies.
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