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AEF: 1267 foreign delegates arrived in Astana

17 May, 12:02 249
AEF: 1267 foreign delegates arrived in Astana

Delegates from 111 world countries arrived in Astana.

The 11th Astana Economic Forum has started its work in the capital city of Kazakhstan today May 17, 2018. The AEF platform gathered together well-known politicians, businessmen, heads of the international organizations, the Nobel laureates, and scientists. Totally about 500 top experts from all over the world will speak at the meeting, BNews.kz correspondent reports referring to the press service of the Information Committee of the Ministry of  Information and Communications of Kazakhstan.

As you know, Astana Economic Forum will last three days from May 17-19. Issues of the new leaders of Asia, the equality of the genders and the organization of the cities of future will be discussed during the forum.

Moreover, it is expected eight agreement with transnational corporations will be signed in frames of the event.

Up to date 7193 thousands of AEF participants including  1627 foreign delegates and 1000 representatives of the mass media (120 foreign) were provided with the event badges.

 Among the foreign participants are:

183 former and current politicians, representatives of foreign state bodies (in 2017 - 54);

342 heads of large business and transnational companies (in 2017 - 84);

277 representatives of international organizations (in 2017 - 72);

119 branch experts, professors of foreign universities;

134 experts, laureates of the Nobel Prize (in 2017 -76).

Speakers from more than 20 countries will take part in the eleventh Astana Economic Forum, among them the eighth UN Secretary General and the Chair of the International Olympic Committee's Ethics Commission Ban Ki-moon, the former French President Francois Hollande, co-founder of Apple Computer Steve Wozniak, Georgian Vice Prime Minister, Foreign Minister Mikheil Janelidze, physicist and futurist Michio Kaku, and many others.

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