He affirmed his adherence to his expectations to receive 25 million visits
Expo 2020 Dubai: The UAE is fully prepared to hold a global event
The exhibition will bring together the global community and will play an essential role in stimulating innovative and sustainable solutions. From the source
Reem Al-Hashemi: “We have a firm belief that we will witness tremendous progress in preventive measures and medical treatments in the coming months.”
The Expo 2020 Dubai office stated that it adheres to its expectations to receive 25 million visits to the exhibition, which will be held over a period of six months from October 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022, stressing that the UAE is fully prepared to hold a global event.
The office also confirmed, at the conclusion of the activities of the fifth edition of the meeting of international participants at the exhibition, yesterday, its readiness for all scenarios, in order to be able to hold the best possible event in these circumstances, whatever happened, while officials and commissioners of wings said that the exhibition will bring together the global community, and will play a key role in Stimulate innovative and sustainable solutions, and discuss pressing issues.
In detail, the Minister of State for International Cooperation and Director General of the Expo 2020 Dubai Office, Reem bint Ibrahim Al-Hashemi, said that “in a time of global suffering, and in a moment of complete darkness, the spotlight is on us all, because we have the tools necessary for construction, we bear The responsibility to achieve, and we have the opportunity to change this world for the better ».
"We have a firm belief that we will witness tremendous progress in preventive measures and medical treatments in the coming months, and in the end, we have to look at the progress that we have reached in the coming months," Al-Hashemi added, at the conclusion of the activities of the fifth edition of the meeting of international participants at the Expo Dubai yesterday. The few months after the declaration of (Covid-19) a global pandemic ». And she continued, "This is the reason that makes us adhere to our expectations at the present time to receive 25 million visits, because the world will be completely different within only a few months from now, not to mention the 13 months that separate us from the start of the international event."
Al-Hashemi stressed that "the UAE is fully prepared to hold a global event," adding: "We are preparing for all scenarios, and it is our duty to prepare for that, so that we can establish the best possible event in these circumstances, whatever happens."
She pointed out that "(Covid-19) really tested the strength of relations between countries and societies, both near and far."
She also pointed out that "2021 will witness the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the founding of the UAE," saying: "It is with great pride that (Expo) coincides with our celebration of our golden jubilee, as we will celebrate all that we have achieved, and plan together for the next half of the century and beyond."
In addition, the Commissioner-General and Director of the Saudi Pavilion project at Expo 2020 Dubai, Dr. Fahd bin Abdullah bin Muhammad Al-Yabis, said that “Expo 2020 Dubai constitutes an opportunity to tell the world our hopes, dreams and aspirations,” noting that “despite the challenges that The world lived it because of (Covid-19). We were pleased and are still moving faster than the timetable set for the delivery of the anticipated global project. ”
For his part, Commissioner-General of the Gulf Cooperation Council Wing at Expo 2020 Dubai, Khaled Al Sheikh, said, “The General Secretariat of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf is looking forward to an unprecedented international (Expo), and we are proud of its establishment in the UAE.”
In turn, the Commissioner General of the Netherlands at Expo 2020 Dubai and the Consul General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Hans Sandy, said that "the current challenges require close cooperation between governments, business communities and knowledge institutions to develop sustainable solutions."
In a related context, Commissioner-General of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), Lee Yong-yong, said, “(Expo 2020) provides us with a credible platform, where the global community can stimulate innovative and sustainable solutions to this crisis and other emerging challenges.”
For his part, Commissioner-General of Germany, Dietmar Schmitz, said that "(Expo 2020 Dubai) will play a fundamental role as an event that will bring together the global community."
"Russia affirms its commitment to the Expo 9 march, and hopes to contribute tangibly to the success of the exhibition, given the new challenges that humanity is facing at the present time," said Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade and Commissioner General of the Russian Federation at Expo 2020.
The organizers of the Expo 2020 Dubai, which will start its activities on the first of October 2021, informed the representatives of the participating countries and delegations on the latest developments in the preparations to host the event and the latest developments, in addition to the new procedures that are being planned in relation to the health safety requirements of the participants and visitors, and imposed by them The "Covid-19" pandemic.
With regard to the readiness of the pavilions, the participants were informed of timetables for logistical preparations, which included the elements of the offer, commercial proposals, and the transfer of shipments, while Expo 2020 Dubai will provide the participants with a 40-foot container to bring their goods to their pavilions.
The organizers said that declaring the wings ready to operate is the last step before they open their doors to receive visitors, and participants have been informed of the requirements to obtain the operational readiness certificate, which is required by September 1, 2021.
Maher Nasser, Director of the Outreach Division at the United Nations Department for Global Communications and the Commissioner-General of the United Nations at Expo 2020 Dubai, said that “the global events before the International Expo represented pivotal moments to uncover new innovations, to show pride in the cultures and traditions of the participating countries, and to communicate Minds for a better future. ”
He added, “As the world goes beyond the (Covid-19) pandemic, we must ensure that our recovery plan aims to create a future that includes stronger safeguards against epidemics, greater climate efforts, lower rates of inequality, and a renewed commitment to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. ».
He added, "The United Nations will use its participation in the exhibition to support the idea that we are for working hand in hand."