Chinese President Xi attends opening ceremony of Astana expo

Published: 09:54 GMT, Jun 10, 2017 |

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday attended the opening ceremony of the Expo 2017 in Astana,capital of Kazakhstan.

Xi and leaders from other countries and international organizations watched the opening ceremony performance and fireworks.

Before the opening ceremony, Xi took part in a group visit to Nur Alem, the Kazakh national pavilion.

The Expo 2017 under the theme of “Future Energy” focuses on renewable energy, as Kazakhstan looks to break from being an oil-dependent economy into an eco-destination.

It’s the first expo held in Central Asia and is expected to attract up to four million visitors during its three-month run.