Kazakhstan authorities are making final preparations for EXPO 2017

7 June

The meeting on the organization of the world specialized exhibition EXPO 2017 under the chairmanship of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev was held in Astana. This was reported in the press service of Akorda.

"The meeting was attended by Head of the Presidential Administration Adilbek Dzhaksybekov, Assistant to the President - Secretary of Security Council Vladimir Zhumakanov, Attorney General Zhakip Asanov, the head of the State Security Service Amantay Kurenbekov, Defense Minister Saken Zhasuzakov, Interior Minister Kalmukhanbet Kasymov, Director of the Foreign Intelligence Service "Syrbar" Gabit Baizhanov, Astana akim Asset Issekeshev, Chairman of the Board of JSC "NC Astana EXPO-2017" Akhmetzhan Yesimov, first Deputy Chairman of the National security committee Samat Abish", - the press-service reported.

The meeting reviewed the general procedure for EXPO 2017 and the issues of ensuring the safety of citizens and guests of Astana during this period.

The Kazakh leader noted a large amount of work done in preparation and quality of the upcoming event.

"We have come close to the key moment - the opening of the exhibition. Arrival of a large number of visitors to the capital of Kazakhstan is expected and 1.2 million tickets for visiting EXPO 2017 have already been sold which is much more than expected", - Nazarbayev said.

The President of Kazakhstan also stressed that taking into account the unstable situation in the world it is important to ensure a high level of security for guests and citizens of the country, not only in Astana, but in all regions during the exhibition. Each head of agencies is personally responsible for this.

Following the meeting, Nazarbayev gave a number of specific instructions.

Earlier President Nursultan Nazarbayev held a meeting with Chairman of the National Security Committee of Kazakhstan Karim Masimov. During the meeting the Kazakh leader was provided with information on the work carried out by the National Security Committee together with other law enforcement agencies on the eve of the opening of the international exhibition EXPO 2017.

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