Kazakhstan to host the 25th World Mining Congress
Kazakhstan’s bid to host the 25th World Mining Congress in 2018 in Astana supported in Montreal
Addressing the Congress, Ambassador of Kazakhstan to Canada H.E. Mr. Konstantin Zhigalov presented Kazakhstan’s bid, informed about the topical issues of Kazakhstan political and economic development, including the Sate Programme of Accelerated Industrial-Innovative Development of Kazakhstan and the role of mining industry in this area.
Members of the Organizing Committee of the Congress unanimously voted in favour of Kazakhstan’s bid.
It was also decided that the next meeting of the Organizing Committee of the Congress will take place in Astana within the framework of Astana Mining and Metallurgy Conference on June 12-13, 2014.
The decisions taken in Montreal have confirmed Astana’s status as a centre of the Eurasian space, where various forums, congresses and other activities of international significance are organized. During the last several years the capital of Kazakhstan has repeatedly been in the focus of attention of the world community. Congresses of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions, the Astana Economic Forum and other internationally significant events are held in the capital city on a regular basis. In December, 2010 in Astana the historic OSCE Summit took place, later the anniversary summit of Shanghai Cooperation Organization and Ministerial Meeting of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation were held. In the beginning of 2011 the city welcomed participants and guests of the VII Winter Asian Games. At present Astana is preparing to host the international exhibition EXPO-2017.
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