BIE and Kazakhstan sign the Agreement on privileges and advantages for official participants at Expo 2017 Astana

BIE and Kazakhstan sign the Agreement on privileges and advantages for official participants at Expo 2017 Astana

Mr. Erlan Idrissov, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan, and Mr. Vicente G. Loscertales, BIE Secretary General, have signed the Agreement on privileges and advantages for official participants at Expo 2017 Astana.

The Agreement represents the legal framework that paves the way for the creation of the necessary conditions for the participation of countries and international organisations to Expo 2017 Astana.

It is the third time in the history of Expos that such agreement is concluded between the host country and the BIE following the recent examples of Spain for Expo 2008 Zaragoza and Italy for Expo 2015 Milan.

BIE and Kazakhstan sign the Agreement on privileges and advantages for official participants at Expo 2017 Astana

The signing ceremony took place at the Embassy of the Republic of Kazakhstan in Paris.