Representatives of countries attending the Expo 2020 Dubai International Meeting are looking forward to creating a collaborative international platform that responds to global calls for optimism and inspires innovative solutions to global challenges.
Nearly 1,000 people gathered for a two-day meeting of international participants, the largest of its kind in two days in Dubai, which concluded yesterday. The delegates affirmed their support for the commitment of Expo 2020 Dubai and the UAE to host a global celebration that embodies the ability of human genius to create a better future for all.
Mohsen Khamis Al Balooshi, Advisor to the Ministry of Commerce and Industry and the Commissioner-General of the Sultanate of Oman, said: `` Our colleagues at Expo 2020 Dubai and the UAE have exceeded our expectations, which will facilitate our work, both in the preparation phase and in the operational phase. We are very excited to launch Expo 2020, because this event will be an unforgettable experience for Oman, visitors and the whole region. ”
“The meeting of international participants was excellent and we are excited to participate in Expo 2020 at our full potential,” said Tariq Jaber, Commissioner General of the Kingdom of Lesotho at Expo 2020 Dubai. This is a great opportunity for the Kingdom of Lesotho, as a geographically closed country within South Africa that has no maritime access, to cooperate with other countries. Expo 2020 will give Lesotho a special platform to stand out, confirm its position on the world map, introduce other participants to its qualifications and enhance our recognition as a country. “The UAE has done a very good job.”
“The atmosphere of the international participants' meeting was friendly and energetic,” said Acting Permanent Secretary of the Botswana Ministry of Investment, Trade and Industry Kiganele Malikongwa. We were inspired by many amazing ideas from Expo 2020 and our participation will be a huge platform for Botswana to interact with the world. "This will be a tremendous opportunity to advance our national aspirations and promote Botswana as a destination for investment and tourism."
Water and energy
During the meeting of international participants, the Netherlands, the United Arab Emirates and Jordan announced their cooperation in hosting the International Conference on the Water, Food and Energy Connection at Expo 2020 on 12 and 13 January 2021. Given these three fundamental human rights due to climate change With population growth and urbanization, this collaboration will bring together expertise and experiences to stimulate solutions that will have a positive impact in the MENA region and the rest of the world.
Hans Sandy, Commissioner-General of the Netherlands at Expo 2020 Dubai, said: “The meeting of international participants was a well-structured and very useful meeting. It is clear that Expo 2020 Dubai will be different from previous International Expo sessions and will focus on content, substance and linking people and countries. Expo 2020 will be a global platform that gives each country room to tell its unique story, and enables people to work together to make the world a more sustainable place for future generations »
During the first day of the international participants' meeting, representatives of the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Oman and Bahrain chambers of commerce met with executives from three investment entities in the UAE to celebrate the achievement of a preliminary understanding on providing mutual support to regional and international companies. Expo 2020 ».
As a new example of the close collaboration between the participants in the preparation of Expo 2020, the Chambers of Commerce will help international companies communicate with their counterparts from the UAE and the GCC, as well as help their members expand their activities within the Middle East and beyond. The GCC Chambers of Commerce comprise more than 840,000 companies.
As part of this initiative, which aims to expand business links and stimulate investment locally, regionally and internationally, the Chambers of Commerce will establish a number of investment entities including Dubai Export Development Corporation, Dubai Investment Development Corporation and Sharjah FDI Office “Invest in Sharjah”. Shared platform at the Business Connect Center at Expo 2020.
Najib Mohammed Al Ali, Executive Director of Expo 2020 Dubai, welcomed the initiative and congratulated the parties concerned. “The Chambers of Commerce in the participating countries expressed their great interest in promoting trade and investment, expanding their commercial networks and bringing their registered companies closer to businesses,” he said. Business from all over the world. The presence of the Chambers of Commerce and investment bodies over the six months of Expo 2020 will help countries achieve their goals of facilitating trade links, creating new trade and investment opportunities, and promoting trade dialogues.
The fourth international participants' meeting brought together representatives from more than 200 participants, including government officials, business partners, BIE officials, as well as members of the Expo 2020 Dubai Higher Committee.
Expo 2020 Dubai is expected to attract 25 million visits and 70% of visitors will come from outside the UAE. This extraordinary global event is intended to create lasting positive change and provide practical solutions to the pressing issues facing the world.
With Expo 2020 approaching, which will open to the world on October 20 next year, international participants have been briefed on the latest preparations for the world's finest event, led by the progress of construction on schedule, and what Expo 2020 will offer. Unique content and diverse programs, including architecture, technology, arts, food, music and creativity from around the world.