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National Kazakhstan Day at the International Exhibition EXPO 2012 in Yeosu, South Korea

July 25, 2012

YEOSU, South Korea, July 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –

On 28 July 2012 a solemn celebration of National Kazakhstan Day will be held at the
International Specialized Exhibition EXPO 2012 at Yeosu, Korea.

104 countries from Asia, Europe, America and Africa are participating at EXPO.

The delegation of Kazakhstan is headed by the Minister of Economic Development and
Trade of Kazakhstan, Mr. Bahytzhan Sagintaev.

This is the fourth time that Kazakhstan is officially taking part in an EXPO
exhibition. As mentioned earlier, our country is presenting a pavilion in Korea with an
area of 774 square meters. Arranged around the central theme of water, the pavilion
displays examples of both tradition and innovation in culture, science, business and
tourism. Harmoniously weaving the elements together the exhibit tells of the history and
traditions of the country, its present and the outlook for its future. A special place in
the Kazakh pavilion has been set aside for Astana’s bid to host the EXPO in 2017.

Kazakhstan have prepared a colorful and memorable cultural program to celebrate its
National Day. The celebration will begin with a solemn flag raising ceremony as the
national anthem is played, after which the official part of the festivities will start.
The program will include a tour of the pavilion and a gala concert.

The official representatives of Kazakhstan and of South Korea, guests of honor and
international journalists will have a chance to enjoy a concert program that will include
performances by popular dancers, ethno-instrumental and folk musicians, vocalists and
classical musicians.

On this day a series of acts will perform on Ocean Plaza: the folk-ethnographic
ensemble “Turan”, the ethno-instrumental ensemble “Beles”, the dance troupe “Gul’der”, the
vocal quartet “Classic”, star Kazakh performers Madina Sadvakasova and Almas Kishkenbaev,
and the “Ringo” band.

As the Minister of Economic Development and Trade, B. Sagintaev stated: “For our
country, participating in the EXPO 2012 is extremely important. It’s a crucial platform
where people and countries are given an opportunity to exchange experiences and new ideas,
discuss methods and potential solutions to saving our oceans and our water resources.
Moreover, here we can tell the whole world about Astana and the Kazakh bid to host the
international exhibition EXPO 2017 on the theme “Future Energy”"

We are prepared to impress the visitors to our pavilion by its scale, its innovative
technologies and its interactive character. The pavilion is divided into 6 areas. Visitors
will not only be able to look but also to take part in an interactive show/program, go on
a virtual visit to Astana, to the EXPO city – learn a lot of new facts about our capital.

This year the International Exhibition EXPO is taking place from May 12 to August 12
around the central theme “The Living Ocean and Coast”. All in all 108 countries from Asia,
Europe, the Americas and Africa are taking part in the EXPO. In addition, 10 international
organizations such as the UN, the Global Environmental Fund, OECD and others are
represented.

        For any additional information contact:
        Press-service MEDT of Kazakhstan
        Tel: +7(7172)74-30-84
        Press-service@minplan.kz

        Press-service of the EXPO 2017 project:
        Tel: +7(7172)57-64-07
        nurgul_alipinova@mail.ru

SOURCE EXPO 2017 Astana


Source: PR Newswire