The document was signed by Akhmetzhan Yessimov, Chairman of the Board of National Company Astana EXPO-2017 and Cihan Sultanoglu, the UN Commissioner-General, Director of the Regional Bureau for Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS).
Cihan Sultanoglu acknowledged Kazakhstan’s leadership in promoting the Sustainable Development Goals.
“We support the President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev’s initiative of opening the Center for Green Technologies and we are ready to encourage this project,” said Ms. Sultanoglu in a meeting in Astana. She pointed out that the exhibition would be a great opportunity for Kazakhstan to raise the subject of renewable energy on an international scale.
Mr. Yessimov in turn noted that 103 countries and 18 international organizations had already confirmed their participation in EXPO 2017. He expressed confidence that the UN structures would demonstrate the Organization’s best projects and achievements in the field of green energy at the exhibition.
“The UN is one of the key and most authoritative international organizations. We believe that its participation in EXPO 2017 will have a significant impact on the promotion and implementation of the global goals in the area of green energy,” he said.
Ms. Sultanoglu is coordinating the entire UN system’s participation in the exhibition.