The Exhibition: ASTANA- CAPITAL OF THE FUTURE is designed to express the Romanian cultural and political community support for the Astana`s bid for hosting EXPO 2017 and to present to Romanian public the new, lofty and impressive capital of Kazakhstan.
Astana is one of the newest city in the world , elected in 1997 as Kazakhstan capital and has rapidly turn into one of the most beautiful , visionary and environmental friendly capital of the world.
Supplementary Astana ( the meaning of the word in Kazakh being Capital city) is representing not only a paramount fruition and an outstanding effort of the Kazakh people, but also an example of world cooperation in the city construction, as 432 worldwide company had being involved during the city construction in this ambitious and peerless project: a capital for the future.
Bucharest, capital of Romania, is hosting the Exhibition ASTANA- CAPITAL OF THE FUTURE also to impress upon the strategic dimension of Kazakhstan-Romania bilateral relations and to state about the brotherhood feeling between the cities of Bucharest and Astana . Also the exhibition is stressing the feeling that Romania and Kazakhstan are building a common destiny of friendship and cooperation.
The Exhibition ASTANA- CAPITAL OF THE FUTURE will receive the messages of support from Romanian Parliament Cultural Commission, Friendship Parliamentary Group Romania-Kazakhstan, Education, Tourism and Culture Ministries, academic and cultural institutions and representatives of all political parties represented in the parliament.
It is a moment of unity, destined to celebrate a city often referred to as: a world miracle, a city build by the greatest architects of the millennium (Japanese Kisho Kurokawa and british Norman Foster), a city that had received UNESCO recognition as WORLD CITY (1999) and a city that geostrategic is marking the center of Euro-Asian continental giant. Even more important, Astana had emphasized his role as a world decision maker choosing a daring theme: Energy Future for the EXPO 2017 international exhibition.
The Exhibition ASTANA- CAPITAL OF THE FUTURE is also the first public display of a Capital city for Romanian public; it is the first city from Central Asia ever presented internationally and is the most important cultural event dedicated to a city, in the last 30 years, in Romania.
The visitors will have the occasion to see world appreciated building such as: World Peace Palace, World House of Religions or famous entertainment center Khan Shatyr and a series of other famous sites that made the city to be inscribed among top 30 cities in the world.
Astana-capital of the future exhibition is waiting to be discovered for a week (23-27 April 2012) in the heart of Bucharest as a symbol of the friendship that is uniting Europe and Asia and Romania and Kazakhstan.