The Netherlands is actively preparing to participate in EXPO-2017
A ceremony of signing the Agreement between the Dutch Government and Royal Dutch Shell on cooperation in the framework of the International specialized exhibition EXPO-2017 was held with the participation of the Embassy of Kazakhstan in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
The ceremony was attended by representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, Royal Dutch Shell, Kazakh Ambassador to the Netherlands Magzhan Ilyasov, the Netherlands Ambassador to Kazakhstan Dirk Kop, the National Commissioner of the Netherlands pavilion at Expo 2017 Hans Driesser.
Along with a solid financial backing, the agreement provides for close cooperation between the Government of the Netherlands and Royal Dutch Shell for quality content filling of Dutch National Pavilion, where the country’s unique experience in water management, as well as advanced technology in the field of “green economy” and alternative energy sources will be presented
The Netherlands has a rich experience of participating in EXPO exhibitions. This is one of the few countries in the world, which took part in the first World Industrial Exhibition in London in 1851.
The theme of the exhibition in Astana “Energy of the Future” is of particular relevance for the Netherlands. By 2050, the Dutch intend to fully translate the country’s energy supply to renewable energy sources. To do this, Renewable Energy Fund was established in the country; it unites more than 1,000 private enterprises and energy unions.
As a global sponsor of the EXPO 2017, Royal Dutch Shell also intends to present its own corporate pavilion at the exhibition in Astana, which will feature cutting-edge research and development and innovation company in the future of energy.
Source: The Prime Minister of Kazakhstan