Saudi Arabia’s pavilion will offer a peek into how the kingdom is shaping both its own and the world’s future.
In honour of the 90th Saudi National Day on Sept.23, Expo 2020 Dubai is celebrating the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s “significant” contribution to the first World Expo to be held in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA) region, and the largest event ever to be held in the Arab world.
Mohamed Al Ansaari, Vice President, Communications, Expo 2020 Dubai, said, “As Saudi Arabia commemorates its 90th National Day on Sept.23, it is very exciting to note the Kingdom’s significant contributions to Expo 2020, which starts in October next year.
“Its Country Pavilion, resembling a huge window opening up from the ground and soaring into the sky, will offer a peek into how the Kingdom is shaping both its own and the world’s future. It will take visitors on an immersive journey that also demonstrates Saudi Arabia’s welcoming character and rich culture.
“The next World Expo provides the ideal platform for the Kingdom to share its heritage and the creativity of its young, dynamic population to a global audience. With more than 190 participating countries, Expo 2020 is also an opportunity to convene the international community in a spirit of hope and optimism, and Saudi Arabia will play an important role in innovating and collaborating with the world to help shape a better future for all.” With its theme ‘The sky is the limit’, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Pavilion resembles a huge window opening up from the ground and soaring into the sky. It will offer visitors an immersive journey that glimpses into the Kingdom’s glittering future and also demonstrates the country’s welcoming character and deep-rooted culture.
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai will reactivate its volunteering campaign in October 2020 in partnership with the Emirates Foundation. The initiative aims to attract an estimated 1,000 Saudi nationals to take part in the pavilion for the duration of the World Expo from Oct.1, 2021 to March 31, 2022.
UAE and SAUDI TIES: Abdulla Bin Touq Al Marri, UAE Minister of Economy, emphasised that the ties between the UAE and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) represent a unique and exceptional model of bilateral relations.
“The UAE and KSA are the pillars of stability and development in the Gulf and Arab region, and our relations with our brothers in the kingdom continue to flourish, under the guidance of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and his brother, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, King of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The celebration of the Saudi National Day by the UAE, its leadership and people, under the theme “UAE KSA Together” reflects the shared feelings of patriotism and sincere love between the two brotherly countries and peoples,” he said, congratulating KSA and its people on the occasion of the 90th Saudi National Day.
“We are confident that the next phase will involve more projects, initiatives, and cooperation efforts that serve the comprehensive development of both countries, in line with a clear vision and integrated plans laid out by the Saudi-Emirati Coordination Council, and with the unlimited support from the wise leadership of both countries,” Bin Touq added.
Dr. Ahmad Belhoul Al Falasi, Minister of State for Entrepreneurship and SMEs, and minister in charge of the tourism file, said, “The strength of the strategic partnership and integration between the UAE and KSA at all levels, based on the bonds of brotherhood, cultural heritage and a shared destiny, and supported by the unity of positions and consistent orientations towards global and regional issues are exemplary.”
“The UAE’s leadership and its people join our brothers in the KSA in celebrating the 90th Saudi National Day, which is a message of love and pride in our partnership. Together-Forever towards more prosperity and sustainable growth,” he added.
Dr. Thani Bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of State for Foreign Trade, said, “The two countries are linked by many common denominators in their visions and development strategies, especially the UAE Vision 2021, the Fifty-Year Charter, and the UAE Centennial 2071 for long-term development on the one hand, and the Saudi Vision 2030 on the other hand, It opens broader horizons for the development of the partnership between the two countries, at the governmental and private levels.”