Here we will inform you about the latest events
— Members of the National Council of the Slovak Republic discussed with their partners in Astana —
In Astana, on June 9, 2017, a delegation of Members of the National Council of the Slovak Republic, headed by the Chairman of the Friendship Group between the Slovak Republic and the Republic of Kazakhstan, Mr Peter Marček, met with their partners from Mažilis to the Parliament of Kazakhstan.
Kazakh Friendship Group Chairman, Anar Žailganova, appreciated the decision of the Slovak Republic to participate in the EXPO 2017 in Astana, to present its landscape and the achievements of the Slovak Republic in the area of green energy, which will contribute to the successful realization of the exhibition itself.
The meeting represented a further boost development of interparliamentary cooperation and dialogue between Slovakia and Kazakhstan.
— The Minister of Health visited Kazakhstan —
The Minister of Health Tomas Drucker visited the Republic of Kazakhstan from June 8 to 10, where he discussed the mutual cooperation with Kazakh Minister of Health Yelzhan Birtanov. They have focused, for example, on the reform of general medicine.
Minister Drucker briefed on a resident program in Slovakia to help increase the number of practitioners and make the profession and expertise of the general practitioner more attractive. They also talked about the issue of lifelong education for health workers or public health. The topic was also the area of hospital management, the Slovak minister informed about steps taken by Slovakia to streamline the management of healthcare facilities, such as the establishment of supervisory bodies in hospitals or the board of directors. The Slovak delegation also visited the National Center for Neurosurgery. The Minister of Health also attented the opening ceremony of the Slovak Pavilion at the EXPO 2017 in Astana.
— Slovakia has successfully opened its pavilion at the EXPO Astana —
An important international exhibition EXPO 2017 has begun in Astana. On the very first day of the EXPO, Slovakia has successfully presented its pavilion with an exhibition, which features the phrase "Slovakia - a country of good ideas, great ideas for the energy of the future". This slogan expresses a lot of creativity and innovative ideas of the knowledge and human potential that our country can offer to the world. During the whole exhibition, Slovakia will be accompanied by national brand ENERGY & SLOVAKIA GOOD IDEA.
The EXPO in
Astana is a good opportunity for us to bring our country into sight, what the Minister of Economy, Peter Žiga said on the
occasion of the opening of the Slovak exhibition on the first day of the EXPO 2017. The Minister of Economy, Peter Žiga also leads the Slovak
delegation on the opening of this international event in the capital of Kazakhstan.
"We tried to prepare our pavilion to best describe the Slovak mentality, culture, innovation potential. All these elements are closely linked, and I think there is certainly nothing to be ashamed of." Energy that is the theme of EXPO, is our dominant feature. We can be proud of it, "- emphasized the Minister.
The pavilion with an area of 354 m²
represents Slovakia as a country with developed industry,
innovative potential and highly qualified and scientific labour force
through five thematic areas. The total budget of the Slovak Republic at EXPO Astana is 2.66 million euros. The Slovak Republic will be represented at the exhibition during the whole time of EXPO, from June 10 to September 10 of this year. The top of Slovakia's presentation is the National Day, which will be on July 18. Also there will be two large business missions in Astana that could open important business opportunities.
"We have one of
the most beautiful pavilions, also made in time, so I think we will definitely stand out over the others. We will also increase public awareness of Slovakia's involvement in the exposition", Žiga said. He
recalled that Kazakhstan is also one of the important partners in the
New Silk Road project, which is another reason why to participate in
this international event.
participating in the exhibition, Slovakia declares an interest in the
development of international economic relations, highlighted at the opening
of Slovak Pavilion General Commissioner of Exposition of the Slovak Republic at EXPO 2017 Patrícia Žáčiková. "During
the EXPO, we have the ambition to impress with offers to cooperate. They will be presented by several Slovak business entities which will be
arriving in Astana during business missions in the upcoming period," she
The Minister of Economy used a trip to Kazakhstan also for several bilateral negotiations, for example with the Ministers of Economy and Investment. These meetings revealed that it will be necessary to re-launch the Intergovernmental Commission between Kazakhstan and Slovak Republic, which has not been in place since 2013. He sees a room for the development of mutual trade, which is currently only in the range of 40 - 50 million euros. "The potential is certainly bigger," the Minister said.
Slovakia has a great interest in using at least that part of the broad-gauge railway we have in eastern Slovakia. There is also talk of extending the wide gauge to the west, which is a long-term issue. "In
the near future, maybe we should set up a logistical center and
become significant western point for the whole New Silk Road towards Western
Europe," Žiga said.
Over the next three months, 115 countries from around the world and more than 20 international organizations with green energy agenda will be presented at EXPO 2017 in Astana. The main objective of the event is to highlight the achievements of green energy, which is a prerequisite for sustainable development, preservation of natural resources and maintaining the average quality of the environment.
- Official opening of the International Exhibition EXPO 2017 -
9 June 2017
The official opening of the International Exhibition EXPO 2017 in Astana will take place on June 6, 2017. The official opening will be attended by the Slovak delegation, which will be led by the Minister of Economy Peter Žiga.
The delegation will consist of 44 delegates, including Tomas Drucker, Minister of Health of the Slovak Republic, and the Ambassador of the Slovak Republic to the Republic of Kazakhstan Peter Juza and his wife. Representatives of individual departments as from the Ministry of Economy of the Slovak Republic, the Ministry of Finance of the Slovak Republic, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of the Slovak Republic, the Ministry of Education, Research Science and Sports of the Slovak Republic, the Ministry of Health of the Slovak Republic and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, will also attend the exposition. In addition to representatives of the government departments, the members of the National Council of the Slovak Republic, representatives of the Slovak Agency for Investment and Trade Development and others will attend the exposition as well.
The media representatives of RTVS and TA3 as well as the Slovak Press Agency (TASR) confirmed the participation on EXPO 2017 Astana.
Official opening of the exhibition should take place in the afternoon and the opening of the Slovak national pavilion should take place in the afternoon, with the official opening of the Slovak Pavilion accompanied by ceremonial speeches and later by the artistic performance of the Šarišan folklore ensemble.
We look forward to your attendance!
- Slovakia will be presented at EXPO 2017 in Kazakh Astana in two weeks -
29 May 2017
On Saturday, June 10, the Kazakh capital city Astana will officially open the international exhibition EXPO 2017. Over the next three months, there will be presented 115 countries around the world, including Slovakia, and more than 20 international organizations with green energy agenda. The main purpose of the event is to highlight the achievements in the field of green energy, which is a prerequisite for sustainable development, preservation of natural resources and maintaining the average quality of the environment.
The character of the Slovak exposition on the exhibition is represented by the phrase "Slovakia - a country of good ideas, great ideas for the energy of the future". This slogan expresses a lot of creativity and innovative ideas of the knowledge and human potential that the our country can offer to the world. During the whole exhibition, Slovakia will be accompanied by the national brand ENERGY & SLOVAKIA GOOD IDEA.
"We want to concentrate especially on energy cooperation, while Slovakia will be presented itself as an innovative and knowledgeable country," explains Patrícia Žáčiková, general commissioner of the exhibition of the Slovak Republic. The exhibition offers an opportunity for Slovak businessmen to establish valuable contacts and penetrate new interesting markets, especially in Asia. With support from the government, at least two large business missions are being prepared.
Ambassador of the Republic of Kazakhstan Sergei Abdykarimov thanked the Slovak government for the exhibition. "For Kazakhstan, Slovakia's experience in areas such as energy efficiency, energy savings, the use of renewable energy sources and the development of energy technologies are important," he added. According to him, organizers expect 5 million visitors. In this regard, Kazakhstan has introduced visa-free entry for 30 calendar days for OECD citizens, including Slovakia, from 1 January 2017.
Our pavilion will present Slovakia as a country with developed industry, innovative potential and highly qualified work and scientific strength through five thematic areas. The entire exposure on an area of 360 square meters is conceived as one great artwork. The author of the proposal is the company Kvant from Bratislava in cooperation with the architect Jozef Danak of ART STUDIO JOKO in Trnava. "We have deliberately chose an unconventional approach to presenting the theme "Energy of the Future. "We intentionally wanted to get rid of the stereotype of similar events, and the proposal underlines the fundamental idea that all innovations and revolutionary ideas can only arise in the human brain," said architect Danak.
The Slovak Exposition presents our country in the field of innovation, science and research, culture, sport and tourism. The focus of attention will undoubtedly be ECOCAPSULE - an energetically self-sufficient intelligent microdom; presenting a sustainable intelligent household, powered solely by solar and wind energy. It is a product that can be used on a global scale. "At EXPO 2017, we decided to show how Ecocapsule could look in a state of the art. Therefore we have placed a selection of products of common use from the best Slovak designers and manufacturers inside of pavilion. Thereby we strive to make our country a place that can offer the world a lot of talent, creativity and innovative solutions for a better future, "said Tomas Zacek, director of Ecocapsule's design.
The most interesting exhibit is the innovative CHARGEBRELLA, a portable umbrella with a power supply for charging the electronics. The neighbors of the Slovak Pavilion will be the following countries: Romania, France, Austria, Australia and the United Arab Emirates.
The total budget of the Slovak Republic at EXPO Astana is 2.66 million euros, including construction, technical and organizational costs. The top of the event will be the National Day of the Slovak Republic at EXPO 2017 on July 18 where will be world-famous Lúčnica with their dance performance. EXPO in Astana ends on September 10.
Important notice about media accreditation:
Editors who are interested in sending their representative to the EXPO Astana 2017, we recall the fact that accreditation is required for entry and movement in the area of exposition.
You can find essential information on our EXPO Astana site and on the original kazakh EXPO Astana website.
- Launch of the EXPO 2017 Single Contact Center -
The EXPO 2017 International Contact Center launched its information activity at EXPO 2017.
The Unified Contact Center EXPO 2017 in Astana can be contacted by phone at abbreviated number 1440 or 8 800 080 2017 (for "Kazatelekom" and Kazakh mobile operators, these are free calls; for other operators, calls are normally charged according to the respective contracts).
In addition to a dial-up connection, it's possible to contact by social networks:
Facebook @ contactcenter.expo2017,
messenger Telegram @ ContactCenterEXPO2017Bot,
at the e-mail address: email@example.com.
The Contact Center will be in operation by September 30, 2017.
- Dmitrij Petrukhin -
Biker - Traveler
of the countries he visited, was also the Slovak Republic, and during
this visit he met the General Commissioner for the Exposition of
the Slovak Republic at EXPO 2017 in Astana, who warmly welcomed him.
We wish Dmitry good luck on his road and a safe return to his home country.
— Help for Karaganda —
The Embassy of the Slovak Republic in the Republic of Kazakhstan based in Astana, in the presence of the wife of Ambassador Lucia Juzová and in cooperation with General Commissioner of the National Section of the Slovak republic for EXPO 2017 Astana Patrícia Žáčiková, will allow you to ask for possible gifts for children for socially disadvataged families from Karaganda and the surrounding area, which will be handed over to the Karagandian catholic diocese in Karaganda.
In the Karaganda catholic diocese in Karaganda, 4 slovak priests and 7 councilors are fulfilling their mission. Cash and financial gifts have been handed over the childeren for several times.
For all the examples, let us metioned the other one when in November 2016, on the occasion of an official visit to the Minister of Foreing and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic in Astana trought the agency SARIO, donations in kind were colleted and handed over.
We would like to take this action also in connection with the participation of the Slovak Republic at the World EXPO 2017 in Astana.
Let us express our conviction that our interest, empathy toward people in need and selfless effective help will be a dignified declaration of values that Slovakia respects and promotes as mature european country.
We will be honored if any gifts we believe in, will be able to be handed over to children in Karaganda on the occasion of the official delegation of the Slovak Republic attending the National Day of the Slovak Republic in Astana, which will take place on 18 July 2017.
Thanks in advance for supporting our efforts.
The collection of the necessary items will be carried out by: SARIO agency.
You can find us: Trnavská cesta 100, 821 01 Bratislava
Recieving donations: 7:00 am - 3:00 pm every working day, until 13 July 2017
Contact: Miroslava Kudelásová
Tel: +421 910 828 204
It is possible to donate:
Children's seasonal clothes (for boys and girls - all sizes)
Towels, bath towels
— Migrational card —
It is important to have a "Migrational card" that is required to enter the country when you visit Kazakhstan. Without a completed migrational card, it is not possible to enter Kazakhstan. Please print the card on both sides, down in attachement you have the front and back sides of the migration card.
— Accreditation of journalists —
in connection with the exhibition EXPO 2017 Astana, representatives of foreign media are obliged to apply for the accreditation necessary for entry to an international exhibition. For the accreditation of foreign media, it is necessary to fill in the Kazakh MFA form in the PDF format and send it together with the attached required documents to the e-mail address firstname.lastname@example.org.
Accreditation form in PDF format - download
Together with the request for accreditation, it is also necessary to include:
• Media leadership sheet for accrediting journalists (one list for the entire media player);
• Completed accreditation form;
• 3x4 color photographs, in .GIF, .JPG, or .PNG formats; (Photo Requirements - download)
• A color scanned copy of a passport or a Kazakh Citizen Card (for citizens of the Republic of Kazakhstan) in PDF format.
Once the application is submitted, the verification process will follow, which should not exceed 20 hours. After a positive decision, the mass media officer will be issued an accreditation card without which his/her activities in the Exhibition area or Media Center will be impossible starting from April 1 .
For all questions regarding the accreditation or accreditation process, please contact: +7 (7172) 93-89-43 (Monday to Friday from 9:00 to 19:00, Saturday 9:00 to 13:00)
- ENERGY & SLOVAKIA GOOD IDEA -
In connection with the International exhibition EXPO 2017 in Astana from 9 June to 10 September 2017, the Slovak Republic will use the variation of the national brand GOOD IDEA SLOVAKIA called ENERGY & SLOVAKIA GOOD IDEA. The new version of the national brand logo is thematically adapted to the main topic of the exhibition, which is the energy of the future.
The GOOD IDEA SLOVAKIA slogan expresses a lot of creativity and innovative ideas that the Slovak Republic can offer to the world. The participation of Slovakia at EXPO 2017 in Astana will take place in the form of an exposition in the national pavilion where it will present itself as a country with highly developed industry, innovative potential and highly qualified labour force and scientific strength.
With regard to the main theme of EXPO 2017 in Astana, the focus of the Slovak Republic will be on cooperation in the energy field. The ENERGY & SLOVAKIA GOOD IDEA brand will be accompanied by Slovakia throughout the exhibition, thus creating its unified presentation abroad as an innovative and knowledgeable country.
— Visit us! —
Airline company LOT opens up new regular flights starting by the 8 May 2017 between Astana and Warsaw. These flights are contribution of Poland to the EXPO 2017 Astana. Direct flights ware scheduled 4 times per week and the owners of the LOT fligh tickets have not only free entrance to the EXPO2017 exhibition, but also benefits in acommodation and visit of Astana sights.
Airline company WIZZair offers cheap flights starting by the 8 June 2017 between Astana - Budapest. Tickets are available to buy at price of 39,99 Eur. Flights are shceduled on regular basis 2 times per week, on Thursday and Sunday.
VIII. International Forum on Energy for Sustainable Development
11 - 14 July 2017
On 11 - 14 July 2017 in the exhibition EXPO 2017, which motive is the
"energy of the future" will be held VIII. International Forum on Energy for Sustainable Development.
The actual forum is part of the first ministerial conference "Ensuring a stable energy development."
One of the main speakers at the event will also be Vice-President of the European Commission Mr Šefčovič.
Forum is prepared by the Government of Kazakhstan in cooperation with UN Regional Commissions (ECE, ESCAP, ESCWA, ECA, ECLAC ....), United Nations specialized agencies (UNIDO, UNDP ...) and other partners (IEA, IRENA, Energy Charter...).
Minister Lajčák took a commemorative medal of the State President of the Republic of Kazakhstan
15 March 2017
State Memorial Medal of the Republic of Kazakhstan on the 25th anniversary of its independence today (March 15) took the Minister of Foreign and European Affairs Miroslav Lajčák off the hands of the Kazakh ambassador resident Sergeant Abdykarimova. The medal, which decided to grant Kazakh President N. Nazarbayev is an acknowledgment for the Lajčák's contribution to the development of bilateral relations between the two countries.
Minister thanked for the award, congratulated Kazakhstan to success, which is recorded on the international scene, adding that Slovakia is keen to continue strengthening dialogue and practical cooperation, including drawing on the experience of Kazakhstan in the OSCE Chairmanship (2010).
Minister also spoke with the Ambassador of the Republic of Kazakhstan about the participation of the Slovak Republic at EXPO 2017 to be held in Astana, and whose central theme will be energy future. Slovak day at EXPO is scheduled for 18 July 2017.
- Slovakia -
country of good ideas,
great ideas for the future of energy
We are a country that can benefit not only from traditions, but also from innovative ideas, inventions and products, which are able to enforce in the modern world