The United Nations intends to widely cover EXPO-2017 in Astana. This work is planned to be carried out in the coming months, UN Deputy Secretary General Christina Gayak reported. She is responsible for the UN's public relations and bringing information about the UN activities to the global community.

 

CHRISTINA GAYAK, UN DEPUTY SECRETARY GENERAL FOR PUBLIC RELATIONS:

- I can only underline the important role that Kazakhstan plays in the United Nations. And definitely that role active on all the fronts: on present security issues, on development, on issues related to human rights, on all these areas have transformed into positive vote to be part of the Security Council. So, the UN officials, all of us, we are delighted.

 

According to the rector of Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, the internationals exhibition Expo 2017 in Astana will boost research in green energy. Masdar University graduates work in the spheres of sustainable development and climate change. The Head of the University Bekhzhat Al-Yusuf is one of the most influential women of the United Arab Emirates. She visited Kazakhstan and learnt about its current policy in the field of "green" economy. Astana EXPO Commissioner, Rapil Zhoshybayev met with her. Bekhzhat al-Yusuf noted that the UAE residents are aware of the upcoming international exhibition and are going to visit it.

 

BEKHZHAT AL-YUSUF, RECTOR, MASDAR INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, UAE:

- There are areas of mutual interest between us and of similarity as well. Our economies are very similar and dependence on carbohydrate and attempt of both countries to diversify our economy to become more green and sustainable. Masdar Institute was built based on this is to create a knowledge-based economy where areas of sustainable development and human capacity as a mandate for sustainable economy.

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