EXPO 2017: Impressions of guests
Astana EXPO 2017 was a grandiose event, member of Riga City Council, Maxim Tolstoy says. The politician watched the closing ceremony of the international exhibition online and highlighted the importance of the speech by President Nursultan Nazarbayev.
MAXIM TOLSTOY, MEMBER OF RIGA CITY COUNCIL:
- This is the most grandiose exhibition; it is the most grandiose event in Kazakhstan. The closing ceremony was spectacular. Nursultan Nazarbayev’s speech focused on some of the new solutions of the future. There is a hope that our constructive relationship with Kazakhstan will continue and only improve thanks to this exhibition. I’m glad Latvia took part in the exhibition.
Expert of the institute of geopolitical studies of Italy Dario Citati also agreed that Astana Expo 2017 was successful.
DARIO CITATI, EXPERT, ITALIAN INSTITUTE OF GEOPOLITICAL STUDIES:
- EXPO 2017 became another promotional event for Kazakhstan. I think that the success was due to the atmosphere created in Astana, the futuristic atmosphere, aspiration to new technologies as the dominating element in the country.