The Republic of Kazakhstan, which will host the World Expo this year, has confirmed its official participation in Expo 2020 Dubai. Kazakhstan is the latest country to publically confirm it will have a pavilion at the first World Expo in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA) region. In total, 180 countries are expected to take part in Expo 2020.
Kazakhstan’s Astana Expo-2017 with the theme of Future Energy opens its doors on June 10. The UAE is one of the nations taking part, formally announcing its participation more than two years ago, and will have the largest pavilion.
Reem Al Hashimy, UAE Minister of State for International Cooperation and director general, Dubai Expo 2020 Bureau, said: “Kazakhstan’s participation in Expo 2020 Dubai builds on the strong relations between our two countries that date back more than 25 years and also witnesses yet another important window opening for Expo 2020 Dubai.
Recently, the UAE and Kazakhstan signed a protocol to include ordinary passports under the visa waiver agreement, exempting holders of said passports from pre-entry visa requirements.
The business relations between the two countries are developing at high speed. On 22nd May 2017 Astana hosted Kazakhstan-UAE business forum to achieve greater co-operation and promote more major partnerships in different economic sectors, notably traditional and renewable energy, agriculture, tourism, logistic services and trading and investment.
The number of Kazakhstan companies registered in Dubai are increasing year by year. The similar interest of the UAE is in Kazakhstan with 200 Emirati companies operating in the country.