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Naira Badalian

Armenia was represented at the international exhibition "Astana EXPO-2017"

Armenia was represented at the international exhibition "Astana  EXPO-2017"

ArmInfo. August 16 was the day of  Armenia at the international exhibition "Astana EXPO-2017". The  events dedicated to the Day of Armenia aroused great interest among  the visitors of the exhibition, the press service of the Ministry of  Economic Development and Investments reports.

Heads of the State Committee for Tourism of the Ministry of Economic  Development and Investments of Armenia Zarmine Zeituntsyan, head of  the Tourism Development Fund of Armenia Ara Khzmalyan and deputy  attorney of the Armenian pavilion Erik Grigoryan took part in the  events from the Armenian side.  Figures of Kazakh culture,  representatives of tourism and high-ranking officials attended the  event.

As the Vice-Minister for Investments and Development of Kazakhstan,  Yerlan Khairov, stated in his welcoming speech, the existence of a  visa-free regime between our countries, as well as flights between  Kazakhstan's cities and the Armenian capital, allow citizens to get  acquainted with the culture of the two countries.

According to him, the Kazakh people admire the artistic and literary  heritage of Armenia. He also did not hide his love for Armenian  cuisine. "Armenian humor is also understandable and close to us. An  Armenian musical instrument deserves a special mention - the duduk,  which fascinates," Yerlan Khairov said.

As Khairov pointed out, the theme of the future energy for today is  relevant for each country. In this regard, as he pointed out, the  international exhibition Astana EXPO-2017 is a unique opportunity for  presenting innovative solutions in the energy sector. "For  Kazakhstan, as well as for Armenia, alternative energy is an  important direction for the development of the country," he stressed,  noting that Armenia is actively involved in the process of studying  and using alternative energy.

Within the framework of the National Day, the tourism potential of  Armenia was also presented. According to Zarmine Zeituntsyan, Armenia  has great potential for the development of the tourism industry - it  is hospitable, comfortable for the tourist and safe. In addition, the  republic is known for its cultural and historical heritage.

On its national day Armenia presented a film about the republic and  the Armenian tourist product. Tour programs, event tourism and  weekends in Yerevan, schedule of events for 2017 were also presented.   Participants were given information materials, as well as gifts "Made  in Armenia". Young performer Miqael Voskanyan and the creative team  MiqayelVoskanyan & Friendsband through ethno-jazz and folk- fusion  sent the audience on a journey to a country with picturesque nature.  Guests of the exhibition were given the opportunity to taste Armenian  cognac.

This year the establishment of diplomatic relations between the  Republic of Kazakhstan and the Republic of Armenia marks the 25th  anniversary. According to the National Statistical Service of  Armenia, the foreign trade turnover between Armenia and Kazakhstan in  the first half of 2017 was $ 2.3 million, with an annual growth of  56.4%. In particular, exports increased by 34% to $ 1.8 million, with  imports increasing 3.2-fold to $ 584.3 thousand.

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