Expo 2020 Dubai expects outstanding Egyptian participation: UAE’s Hashimi

Wael El-Sawaf, Monday 1 Feb 2021

The Dubai Expo will highlight the sub-themes of opportunity, mobility, and sustainability

UAE’s Minister of State for International Cooperation Reem Al-Hashimi (file photo: UAE's Ministry of State for International Cooperation)

Egypt’s participation in the Expo 2020 Dubai, set to be held next October, is expected to be outstanding, said the UAE Minister for State for International Cooperation Reem Al-Hashimi in an interview with Al-Ahram.

Expo 2020 Dubai was scheduled to be held last year but was postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak. It is set to be held this year with the same name.

The Dubai Expo is the latest in the list of world expositions organised since 1851 every five years in different countries and under different names. It is held by the Paris-based Bureau International des Expositions (BIE).

These expositions gather people of different nations with the aim of finding solutions to pressing challenges through immersive and engaging activities.

The Dubai Expo will highlight the sub-themes of opportunity, mobility, and sustainability.

Continuous coordination is taking place at the highest levels between Expo 2020 administration and the Egyptian side to provide all means of support and make a success of the Egyptian participation, Al-Hashimi, also managing director of the expo, said.

"We are confident that the Egyptian participation will be special due to Egypt’s exceptional experience acquired through participating in earlier versions of this international event," Al-Hashimi said.

Al-Hashimi highlighted the significance of the event, which is held for the first time in the Middle East, to the Arab region.

She said the world exposition focuses on the need to achieve sustainable economic development through boosting innovation, empowering youth, and working on finding solutions to existing challenges.

The minister said such themes will have a positive outcome and help create a better future for the region and the world.

The UAE has been working, since Dubai has been named as the host of the exposition, on organising it in an exceptional framework to introduce an inspiring and impressive experience, she said.

Al-Hashimi added that the UAE wants this experience to achieve the aspirations of the region, express the region’s identity, and bring out its capabilities before the world.

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