International Exhibition Bureau for the first time in 20 years witnessed such triumph - V. Loscertales

ASTANA. February 20. KAZINFORM Commissioner of the international specialized exhibition "EXPO-2017", Executive Secretary of the Kazakh Foreign Ministry Rapil Zhoshybayev and Chairman of the Board of "Astana EXPO-2017" National Company Talgat Yermegiyayev met with Secretary General of the International Exhibitions Bureau (IEB) Vicente Loscertales at IEB headquarters, the press service of the foreign ministry reported.

R.Zhoshybayev noted that Astana's victory was the initial phase of the President's initiative implementation, voiced within EXPO-2008 in Zaragoza, Spain. He also assured the IEB Secretary General, everything concerning the exhibition will be done at the highest level.

In turn, T.Yermegiyayev expressed hope this international event will be open to all IEB member states, taking into account the urgency of the theme "Energy for the future." In this regard, practical advice and recommendations of the IEB are valuable to Astana.

V.Loscertales admitted it was the first time in 20 years the Organization has witnessed such a triumph of the candidate, and noted excellent PR campaign of the Kazakh capital.

Discussing the results of his January visit to Kazakhstan, he stressed the importance of support provided by the President, the members of the Government and people of the country.

Finally, the IEB head praised the work of the Embassy and expressed his gratitude for the assistance in the organization of a working relationship between the Bureau and the Kazakh government agencies.

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