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3 Sep 2015

Belarus’ national day at EXPO 2015 in Milan on 9 September

MINSK, 3 September (BelTA) - Belarus' National Day at EXPO 2015 in Milan, Italy, will be held on 9 September, BelTA learned from the organizers of the national pavilion at EXPO 2015.

Each county considers its national day at EXPO 2015 to be the main event of the forum. Representatives of the Belarusian government and the leading enterprises will take part in the celebrations of the national day of Belarus at EXPO 2015. Belarus' Prime Minister Andrei Kobyakov is expected to attend the expo on 9 September.

On 9 September, the participants of EXPO 2015 will take part in business meetings and multilateral negotiations that will be held as part of the conference on the Milan stock exchange. Visitors to Belarus’ pavilion will enjoy concerts by the folk groups Medunitsa and Kupalinka. Besides, they will also have a chance to taste Belarusian food products, first of all pastry and dairy products, and dishes of the national cuisine.

Belarus’ national day will conclude with the evening gala concert Belarus Invites at the open-air theater EXPO Center. The concert will feature the Belarusian state dance company Khoroshki, folk group Kupalinka, soloists of the National Academic Bolshoi Opera and Ballet Theater of Belarus, Honored Artists of Belarus Vladimir Gromov and Nina Sharubina, and winner of international contests Pavel Petrov.

The organizers of the national pavilion noted that it occupies the area of over 1,000 square meters and is one of the most visited among the 54 pavilions presented at the EXPO 2015 in Milan.

EXPO, also known as the Universal Exposition, is the biggest international platform to demonstrate technical and technological solutions. It was held in 1851 for the first time. The theme chosen for the 2015 Milan Universal Exposition is Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life. This embraces technology, innovation, culture, traditions and creativity and how they relate to food and diet. Partaking in this year’s edition of the forum are 145 countries. The expo opened on 1 May and will last through 31 October.

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