SCCI reaffirms unstinting support to ‘Expo 2020’ - GulfToday

SCCI reaffirms unstinting support to ‘Expo 2020’


Expo 2020 Dubai is a national project for all emirates of the country and its success is a success for all.

The Sharjah Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SCCI) has expressed its unstinting support to the Expo 2020 Dubai, emphasising that the event will be a global and an exceptional one whether held in 2020 or 2021.

In this respect, Abdullah Sultan Al Owais, the SCCI’s Chairman, said, “We will be eagerly waiting for receiving our guests and visitors to show the world our ability to manage and organise such extraordinary events, underscoring that the SCCI will be an integral part of this event which will undoubtedly achieve great value for the individuals and the communities.

“We’ll team up with the local enterprises and factories to develop plans and programmes to take advantage of this mega event, in addition to enhancing the participation of Emirati entrepreneurs.

Also, we will work to make Emirati entrepreneurs a part of organising this event to boost their skills and experiences, in addition to encouraging Sharjah’s business sector to participate in Expo 2020 Dubai and grab all the available opportunities.”

Al Owais added: “The global outbreak of the new coronavirus (COVID-19) requires all of us to further solidarity and cooperation to overcome this pandemic. If Expo 2020 Dubai is postponed, this will give the participating countries and delegations an opportunity to reposition themselves and achieve the optimal participation of their economic sectors after overcoming the repercussions of this pandemic.

This will also ensure that the participating countries and delegations will take part in the event in record numbers to shape the future and to help the global economy recover from the current crisis.

This will motivate all of us to work harder and to gear up for hosting the exhibition and securing all of its requirements,” he concluded.

Mohammad Ahmed Amin Al-Awadi, SCCI’s Director-General, said: “We affirm our commitment and support to host this global event in the UAE and we are pleased to be a part of Expo 2020 Dubai which will give a strong impetus to the role of the UAE as an impactful power on the global map.”

Commending the efforts exerted by the organizing committee, Al-Awadi stressed that Expo 2020 Dubai will bring together all innovators and creatives from the UAE and the world, besides its important role in enhancing the spirit of cooperation and voluntary work, as well as highlighting the competent national human resources which will help achieve the communication of minds to shape the future.

Al-Awadi underlined that Expo 2020 Dubai is a national project for all the emirates of the country and its success is a success for everyone, pointing to the SCC’s firm commitment to providing all the potential for the positive participation of the private sector and the entrepreneurs.

He shed light on the exceptional circumstances the global economy is passing through due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which led to rapid change in the priorities of the countries to focus only on the health and safety of their people.

The SCCI’s Director-General pointed out that in the event of delaying Expo 2020 Dubai to 2021, this will be a different matter as it will be coinciding with the golden jubilee of the UAE and the kick-off of the march of the next 50 years.


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