Vice Mayor of Milan arrived at EXPO in Astana
During the preparation of the international exhibition in Astana, the Italian Embassy closely cooperated with the Kazakh side.
“Astana was able to learn the successful experience of preparing and holding the International EXPO 2015 in Milan. I would like to note the active work of the Ambassador and the staff of the Italian Embassy in expanding ties between two cities, especially during the preparation and holding of EXPO 2017. I am convinced of the further development of such a constructive cooperation with the Italian side”, Ye. Amanshayev said.
According to the Deputy Mayor, one of the important events in the relations between Astana and Italy was the visit of Mayor of Milan Giuliano Pisapia on the birthday of the Kazakh capital in 2015.
“We hope that the visit of new Mayor of Milan Mr. Sala to Astana will be a catalyst for further joint efforts in the development of a wide range of infrastructure projects in the cities of Astana and Milan”, Ye. Amanshayev stressed.
It should be noted that in 2015 Astana and Milan signed a Memorandum of Understanding and the Milan Convention on City Food Policy. The development of interregional cooperation is also facilitated by the signing of an agreement on Astana’s cooperation with the regions and cities of Italy.
Italy is one of the largest investors in the economy of Kazakhstan. It takes the third place among the countries – trading partners of Kazakhstan and the first – among the European countries.
We remind that at the closing ceremony of the World Exhibition “EXPO MILANO 2015” in Italy, a solemn transfer of the EXPO flag to Kazakhstan took place. The National Pavilion of Kazakhstan was among the three best in the nomination “The best disclosure of the topic and content”. Then President of the Italian Republic Sergio Mattarella expressed confidence in the success of the “Astana EXPO-2017”.
Source: Kazakhstan 2050