Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister for Tolerance and Coexistence and Commissioner General of Expo 2020 Dubai, welcomed Mia Motley, Prime Minister of Barbados, to Expo 2020 Dubai as part of the Barbados National Day celebration.
This came in the presence of Reem Al Hashemi, Minister of State for International Cooperation and Director General of Expo 2020 Dubai, and various officials from the two countries.
The celebration began with the raising ceremony of the flag of the United Arab Emirates and the State of Barbados, on the platform of nations in Al Wasl Square at the Expo 2020 Dubai site, and on this occasion speeches were delivered.
Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan said: “Through its participation in Expo 2020 Dubai, Barbados is promoting its position as a country that welcomes business and opportunity, as well as a place that works hard to build a sustainable economy. and resilient.”
He added: “We enjoy prosperous relations with Barbados, as one of our important partners in the Caribbean, and look forward to developing these existing partnerships between our two countries, while exploring possibilities and prospects for further cooperation in areas of mutual interest, such as tourism, innovation and attraction of foreign direct investment.
Mia Motley said: “The work done at Expo 2020 Dubai is excellent and we are here to build a bridge with the UAE for cooperation in all fields. We have appointed Gabriel Abed as our ambassador to the United Arab Emirates and established our diplomatic office in Abu Dhabi, in order to ensure that Strengthen and expand ties between our two countries, and we will work to consolidate relations in the interest of both countries”.
The public of different nationalities of the world enjoyed the live show, which took place in the heart of Al Wasl Square, which was presented by the Barbados Musical Dance Company, the public interacted with the band and the applause rose in gratitude to this distinguished artist. performance.
At a press conference prior to the official celebration of the National Day, Mia Motley said: “The world today has a real need to address the phenomenon of climate change”, underlining the need to unite at this important stage.
He added: “Barbados, along with other island countries around the world, are on the front line, especially with temperature levels rising by more than a degree Celsius.”
The Barbados Pavilion is located in the Mobility District of Expo 2020 Dubai. The pavilion allows visitors to follow the path of Barbados’ development and its global contributions as an influential country, after it has transformed from an agricultural society to a sustainable digital society.
The pavilion introduces visitors from all over the world to the culture of the country, the traditions of its hospitable people and its vision for the future.
National and Honor Days at Expo 2020 Dubai are occasions to celebrate each of the more than 200 international participants, highlight their cultures and achievements, and showcase their pavilions and event programmes.
Expo 2020 Dubai will continue until March 31, 2022; The international event invites visitors from around the globe to co-create a new world in a six-month celebration of human creativity, innovation, progress and culture.