Italy became one of the main trading partners for Kazakhstan
Astana EXPO 2017 produced the multiplicative effect in all sectors of Kazakhstan’s economy. In addition, foreign visitors were able not only to see the latest achievements in the field of alternative energy, but also learn about Kazakhstan and conclude beneficial agreements. Italy became one of the main trading partners for Kazakhstan, the volume of its investments made up $6 billion. After EXPO, Kazakhstan will be able to offer Italian businessmen many new opportunities and projects mainly in the sphere of tourism and also in the field of development of green technologies, experts say.
ALESSANDRA BENINETTI, RESEARCHER, ITALIAN INSTITUTE OF HIGHER GEOPOLITICAL RESEARCH:
- At present, we are talking about the role of Kazakhstan after Astana EXPO 2017. This role is very interesting for Italy and Europe. Mutual relations of our countries have been expanding considerably lately, we see this today. They will become even closer in the future. Kazakhstan is a country that offers many opportunities, especially in the field of alternative energy. This was the theme of EXPO. Europe is very interested in it.
Humboldt University staff has also visited Astana Expo 2017. Karolina Kozikowska remembers her first trip to Kazakhstan.
KAROLINA KOZIKOWSKA, LEADING SPECIALIST ON EUROPEAN PROGRAMS AT HUMBOLDT UNIVERSITY:
- It was a great surprise to see Astana. Such a beautiful city with amazing architecture! I noticed that the city is very well planned and has its own concept. I liked the people. They are very open and friendly, ready to help. I had the opportunity to visit EXPO. I was very impressed. Such an interesting exhibition! Excellent organization, memorable cultural programs, it was held at the international level