Egypt's pavilion receives over 10,000 visitors in trial opening of Expo 2020 Dubai

Ahram Online , Saturday 25 Sep 2021

Expo 2020 will be officially opened in a ceremony Thursday evening with the participation of 192 countries

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The Egyptian pavilion in Expo 2020 Dubai received more than 10,000 visitors as part of the exhibition's trial opening activities, according to a statement by the Ministry of Trade and Industry.

Expo 2020 will be officially opened in a ceremony Thursday evening with the participation of 192 countries.

Egypt is participating in the six-month international event with a distinguished pavilion that reflects its status at the regional and international levels.

The pavilion sheds light on the Egyptian civilization and the most characteristic features of the Egyptian personality throughout history, in addition to focusing on Egypt's future and the most important opportunities available to investors in all sectors.

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 starting 1 October and lasting through the end of March next year.

The Dubai Expo is the latest in the list of world expositions organised since 1851 every five years in different countries 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.

In an interview with Al-Ahram in February, UAE Minister for State for International Cooperation Reem Al-Hashimi said continuous coordination is taking place at the highest levels between Expo 2020 administration and the Egyptian side to provide all means of support.

This coordination aims to make the Egyptian participation a success, 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.

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