The Kingdom of Tonga is looking forward to a historic participation in Expo 2020 Dubai, with the opening of its embassy in the UAE, which is the sixth diplomatic mission after London, New York, Beijing, Tokyo and Canberra.
The Kingdom's participation in Expo 2020 Dubai and the inauguration of the Tonga Embassy in Abu Dhabi are an important step to highlight the unique tourism and agricultural potential of the Pacific island, as well as addressing the risks posed by climate change, in a global event involving governments, investors and visitors Around the world.
“The strengthening of our long-term relationship with the UAE and global issues of common interest, such as renewable energy and climate change, can only be advanced by establishing a diplomatic mission here in Tonga,” said King of the Kingdom of Tonga, Topo VI. UAE".
"Continuing minds and cooperation with developed countries such as the UAE at Expo 2020 will enable the Kingdom of Tonga to capitalize on successes, investment opportunities, trade and relationships to create a better future for its people," he added.
For his part, the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Tonga to the UAE, the non-resident ambassador to the Gulf Cooperation Council, the Commissioner-General of the Tonga Pavilion at Expo 2020, Aqua First, described the UAE as a “model for development”, adding that the opening of the embassy and participation in Expo 2020 will open the way. To the Middle East.
“We recognize the enormous opportunity that Expo 2020 offers, and the inauguration of the Embassy here almost a year before the event, will contribute to strengthening our position and culminate the hard work we have begun to tell the world that we are ready to participate fully in Expo 2020,” he added.
Expo 2020 is an unprecedented opportunity for Tonga to connect with the world, tap its vast and untapped tourism potential and boost trade cooperation in high-quality exports such as tuna and vanilla.
Tonga is the only Pacific kingdom and one of about 192 countries participating in Expo 2020. Each participating country will have its own pavilion for the first time in 168 years of Expo's international history.
Firstly, Aqua stressed his country's endeavor to strengthen its relationship with the UAE, which started in 2007, and has developed greatly due to the joint interest of both countries in renewable energy and the close ties between the leaderships of the two countries.
He added that «the UAE invented the idea of (one country and one wing), which completely changed the international Expo system, in (Expo 2020) will be distributed countries by subject, not geography». He pointed out that the Tonga Pavilion, which is located in the area of opportunities will showcase the tourism potential of this island kingdom, which is characterized by unspoilt beauty and natural resources and climate issues, pointing out that «Tonga is a virgin land and available for investment and investors, whether from the Middle East or the rest of the world, and will bring (Expo) 2020) The world to us. ''