Kazakhstan signs Paris Agreement on climate change

The ratification of the pact this year is extremely important for the country as next year it is hosting EXPO-2017 titled 'Future Energy', the Kazakh Foreign Ministry said
Kazakhstan signs Paris Agreement on climate change
03 August 17:10 2016 Print This Article

The Foreign Minister of Kazakhstan Erlan Idrisov has signed the Paris agreement on climate change on Tuesday, at the UN headquarters in New York, reports the Foreign Ministry press service.

Mr Idrisov also met the Security general Ban Ki-moon as a part of the signing ceremony. They discussed cooperation and priorities of Kazakhstan’s temporary membership in the UN Security Council during 2017-2018.

The Kazakh Foreign Minister expects that the agreement will be ratified by the end of the year. The Ministry believes that the ratification of this document has a big political sense for the country as next year the Kazakhstan is hosting the international specialized exhibition EXPO-2017 that has the official theme ‘Future Energy’ and aims to create a global debate on the question ‘how do we ensure safe and sustainable access to energy for all while reducing CO2 emissions?’.

Kazakhstan supposed to sign the Paris agreement back in April 2016, however it was postponed for several reasons connected to the governmental coordination.

The International Exhibition EXPO-2017 titled ‘Future Energy’ will last from June 10 until September 10, 2017 in the Kazakh capital Astana.

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