The international specialised exhibition EXPO 2017 will be held in Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan, from 10 June until 10 September 2017. The main theme of the Exhibition is Future Energy. Over the past several years, an international exhibition complex distinguished for its original architecture together with the EXPO village and the infrastructure necessary for the organisation of the Exhibition have been built within the area of 25 ha. It is planned that a total of 112 countries and 18 international organisations will participate in the Exhibition, and that the Exhibition will attract over 2 million of people (5 million of visits).
The theme of the Exhibition is a topical issue for Lithuania which seeks to achieve full energy independence and fulfils its international commitments regarding the use of renewable energy sources. In this Exhibition, our country will demonstrate the progress achieved to date, the projects which were successfully implemented or are still being implemented (the LNG terminal Independence, the LitPol Link and NordBalt power interconnections with Poland and Sweden, the successful solar element production projects of BOD Group and Precizika, etc.). The participation in the Astana Exhibition will be an excellent opportunity for our businesspersons to find new partners and entrench the achieved results. The Republic of Kazakhstan, where this Exhibition will take place, is also strategically significant in the fields of economic cooperation, transport development, exports of agricultural produce and products manufactured by industrial companies, etc. Therefore, the participation of the country in the EXPO Exhibition organised in Kazakhstan would be also important for other ministries which are kindly invited to take advantage of this opportunity to develop cooperation and business expansion in this prospective direction.
Under Resolution No. 616 of 17 June 2015 of the Government of the Republic of Lithuania, the presentation of Lithuania in this Exhibition was entrusted to the Ministry of Environment in cooperation with the Ministry of Energy.