People in Kazakhstan celebrate Astana’s victory as host city of Expo 2017

November 24, 2012

People of Kazakhstani are joyful and happy about the news of Astana’s victory at the voting deciding the host city of Expo 2017.

Despite the late hour, hundreds of people gathered outside the National Media Centre in Astana and watched the live announcement of the results of the meeting of the International Exhibitions Bureau.

Mukhtar KUL-MUKHAMMED, KAZAKH SECRETARY OF STATE:

-I congratulate all people of Kazakhstan on this victory. First of all, I congratulate all residents of Astana on this outstanding victory. It became possible due to the high international reputation of Nursultan Nazarbayev, the leader of our nation. It is recognition of Kazakhstan’s development path which was designed by the President of our country. This is the acknowledgment of the strength and confidence of our team. This is the recognition of the future of Kazakhstan and the capabilities of our beautiful capital, and of course the residents of the young capital city.