Expo 2020 coincides with the UAE’s 50’s anniversary marking an important milestone for the UAE/ Dr. Ahmed Albanna
UAE Ambassador to India Dr. Ahmed Albanna addressed the media in the UAE Embassy New Delhi
New Delhi : His Excellency Dr. Ahmed Albanna, UAE Ambassador to India addressed the media Today in the UAE Embassy premises in New Delhi.
The briefing was also attended by Secretary General of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) Mr. DilipChenoy.
In his address Ambassador Albanna said that, Expo 2020, to be hosted by Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, was earlier scheduled to take place on October 20, 2020 – April 10, 2021, will now take place from October 01, 2021, and will go on until March 31, 2022. The event was pushed because of the outbreak of the coronavirus across the world.
Ambassador Albanna said that the Dubai Expo will take place in between the cities of Dubai and Abu Dhabi. The main site of Expo Dubai 2020 will be a 438-hectare area (1083 acres) located between the cities of Dubai and Abu Dhabi, near Dubai's western border with Abu Dhabi.
He said that, the World Expo in Dubai in 2020 will be the first to be held in the Middle East and North Africa and South Asia region. It will be a grand event, which will witness 60 shows every day, and will have 191 country pavilions, and will have more than 200 restaurants at the venue.
He said that theme of the Expo is, "Connecting Minds, Creating the Future.”
According to the UAE Ambassador, theme is based on the belief that bringing the world together can catalyse an exchange of new perspectives and inspire action to deliver real-life solutions to real-world challenges.
He said that Expo 2020 seeks to be a platform that will seek ingenious solutions for a better future. The Expo aims to achieve this through its three pillars: Opportunity, Mobility, and Sustainability and each theme will have its own pavilion.
Ambassador Albanna said that, the Expo is expected to attract millions of visitors from across the world.
He emphasized that, Expo 2020 coincides with the UAE’s 50’s anniversary marking an important milestone for the UAE.
FICCI’s Secretary General Mr. DilipChenoy on his part said that Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) is India’s leading industry association, and it has been tasked with helping the government to prepare the Indian presence at Expo 2020. He said that India’s huge pavilion in the Expo will showcase India's strength in innovation and start-ups. Diplomats of the Embassy as well as officials from the FICCI were also present during the briefing.