Astana EXPO 2017
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Astana, the modern capital of Kazakhstan is an example of "planned city" like Brasilia in Brazil or Washington D. C. in US. Somehow already known for his futuristic architecture rising in the middle of the Kazakh steppe, the city is the hosts of the international new recently for political, economical and cultural reason. Kazakhstan, in fact is assuming an increasingly important role on the global stage: in March Astana hosted the international meeting for the peace in Syria. Being the historic heart of the Silk Road that the Chinese now describe as the “One Belt, One Road” initiative, Kazakhstan is leading not just for itself but on behalf of a broader regional and international community. Last but not least, in June they invited world leaders, including president of China (Xi Jinping), Russia (Vladimir Putin) and prime minister of India ( Modi) for the meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization and the opening of the EXPO 2017 under the theme of "Future Energy".