Jordan, August 2, 2017
Jordan takes part in ‘Future Energy’ themed Astana EXPO 2017

Jordan is participating in EXPO 2017 which started in the Kazakh capital Astana on June 10, with the participation of some 115 countries, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.

The Astana EXPO 2017, which will run through September 10, focuses on” innovative and practical” energy solutions for the future.

Jordan’s ambassador to the Republic of Kazakhstan, Ahmed Annab, who headed the Jordanian delegation, said that Jordan has emerged as a “relatively stable energy investment market”, which seeks to diversify energy resources to meet growing demand, by producing 20 per cent of its own energy needs by 2020, Petra reported.

Annab said that the Kingdom’s energy policy focuses on reducing oil imports, increasing and conserving natural gas inputs and introducing alternative energy, including renewable energy sources, oil and shale oil.

He added that Jordan has “always affirmed” its commitment and contribution to international efforts in the field of energy, especially in the face of “great global challenges”, noting the Kingdom’s “realistic vision” and “firm will” to meet the challenges of the present in order to ensure a better future.

Annab stressed the importance of participating in the EXPO 2017, held under the theme of “Future energy”, in order to affirm the bonds of friendship and cooperation with the Republic of Kazakhstan.

The ambassador also expressed the Kingdom’s appreciation to Kazakhstan for naming one of the main streets in Astana after His Majesty the late King Hussein.

On the sidelines of the exhibition, the Jordanian pavilion has also organised a celebration of the Jordanian National Day, which was attended by Kazakh officials and Arab diplomats, Petra reported.