Her Excellency Reem bint Ibrahim Al Hashemi, Minister of State for International Cooperation and Director General of the Dubai Expo 2020 Bureau, said in a statement to the Emirates News Agency that the meetings hosted by Dubai for international participants in Expo 2020 Dubai are the largest and most important meetings before the opening of Expo 2020.
She emphasized that the technical coordination meeting, which includes 370 people from 173 countries, is the confidence of the countries of the world in the ability of the UAE and Dubai’s ability to host the Expo, and their confidence in the UAE health system, which has proven to the world that it defies the difficulties.
Her Excellency added, “His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, may God protect him, directed us to dazzle the world. For Expo, today we have 190 countries whose participation has been confirmed, especially in light of Covid 19 and despite the difficult conditions, all over the world, and this is a testimony we are proud of, and we ask God for success in performing the task in the best way and raising the head of the UAE people everywhere.
Regarding the large international attendance of the meeting, Her Excellency said that the UAE had to postpone the Expo (for a year), and today the presence of delegations and their participation with us is an embodiment of their confidence in our ability to host the event, God willing, next October, confirming the keenness of the event organizers on health safety measures. Delegates are examined prior to their arrival at the Expo site (PCR), given that all Expo employees have received the vaccine.
Dr. Ahmed Maghawi, Commissioner General of the Egyptian Pavilion, emphasized that Expo is the main platform and forum that establishes any country for complementary interdependent relations between countries, and the current session of Expo 2020 on the land of Dubai in the sister Emirates deals with Expo from the perspective of interconnecting minds to create the future.
Hence the peculiarity of Expo in this session, as the interconnectedness of minds to create the future at the time of the whole world passes through many challenges, such as the Corona pandemic. On the Egyptian pavilion, he said that the content that will be displayed inside the pavilion is currently being produced, and the events agenda will be a surprise in order to have bright and attractive events and content that makes the visitor enjoy the Egyptian pavilion and the Expo in general.
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