Pakistan signs participation contract for Dubai Expo-2020

KARACHI: Pakistan formally signed to take part in Dubai EXPO-2020 with the authorities on Sunday at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Abu Dhabi.

The contract was signed by H.E. Moazzam Ahmed Khan, Ambassador of Pakistan to UAE in his capacity as Commissioner General, EXPO-2020 and H.E. Sultan Al Shamsi, Assistant Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs & International Cooperation.

The signing ceremony was witnessed by H.E. Reem Al Hashimy, Minister of State for International Cooperation and Director General, EXPO-2020 and H.E. Abdul Razak Dawood, Advisor to Prime Minister on Commerce, Textile, Industry & Production and Investment.

The contract signing formally kick-started activities for construction of Pakistan Pavilion in EXPO-2020 which would be built on a large sized plot in the Opportunity District.

The Pavilion shall be based on the ‘Emerging Pakistan’ theme, having representation from all provinces.

Speaking on the occasion, H.E. Abdul Razak Dawood stated that Pakistan attaches great importance to its relations with UAE and that it looks forward to making its participation most meaningful in line with the EXPO theme of ‘Connecting Minds, Creating the Future’.

He said that EXPO-2020 is not only a UAE specific event but is an exposition of the whole region. “We have already started the design phase of the Pakistan Pavilion reflecting the true potentials of Pakistan,” he said.

The Prime Minister has constituted a high level steering committee having representation from private and public sector stakeholders for effective participation.

The advisor noted that the last month visit of Prime Minister Imran Khan and his meeting with H.H. Sheikh Muhammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan set the bilateral relation on a new course.

Both sides agreed to transform this special relationship into strategic partnership between the two countries. As a follow-up of the understanding reached between the leadership, a 15 member delegation headed by H.E. Sultan Bin Ahmad Sultan Al Jabar, Minister of State and CEO of Abu Dhabi National Oil Company visited Pakistan to explore the ways and means to enhance cooperation between the two countries in economic development, Infrastructure, Energy, Agriculture and Petrochemicals sectors.