President Putin attends opening ceremony of Astana Expo 2017

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Russian President Vladimir Putin attended the opening ceremony of the Astana Expo 2017 'Future Energy' on Friday, during a two-day summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) held in the Kazakh capital. Several events were organized simultaneously at different places: a multimedia show was held at the Congress Center, a concert at the Amphitheater and a laser show at the contemporary 'Nur Alem' pavilion. The latter was attended by Putin, Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev and Chinese President Xi Jinping, among other top officials.

Astana Expo 2017 will be held from June 10 to September 10 and is expected to bring together leading world experts in the field of energy, numerous official participants and at least 5 million visitors.