Kazakhstan to simplify visa system for some countries on eve of EXPO-2017 exhibition
Astana, Kazakhstan, March 14
By Daniyar Mukhtarov - Trend
Kazakhstan is ready to take measures to simplify the visa system for many people able to attend the EXPO-2017 exhibition in Astana, Kazakh First Deputy Foreign Minister Rapil Zhoshybayev said on March 14.
"We are preparing documents for a visa free system for 10 world countries," Zhoshybayev said. "Then, we will choose 40 countries for summer visa free rules. Our partners from Europe will be among them."
The Kazakh foreign ministry is considering the issue of allowing group visas now," he said.
"We believe that EXPO will be the engine for promoting the tourist industry of the country," he added. "We are also working with China."
"Currently a large document is being prepared," he said. "It will be signed by the International Exhibition Bureau and Kazakh state bodies."
"Afterwards, we will be able to invite countries to participate at EXPO," he said. "I think our greatest task is for many countries and people to attend the exhibition."
Translated by NH
Edited by SM