Sultanate first GCC country to sign up for Dubai Expo 2020

DUBAI: The Sultanate, represented by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, has signed an agreement for participation in the Expo 2020 Dubai with the organising committee. The agreement was signed on the sidelines of the second International Participants Meeting, IPM, of Expo 2020 Dubai. The Sultanate is the first GCC state to officially sign the participation agreement with the organising committee of Expo 2020 Dubai.
The agreement was signed by Mohsin bin Khamis al Balushi, Advisor at the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, and the Sultanate’s Commissioner-General to Expo 2020 Dubai and Najeeb Mohammed al Ali, executive director of the organising committee.
The Sultanate’s participation in Expo 2020 Dubai is based on a decision by the Council of Ministers within the framework of its keenness to ensure an effective, high-level participation in such an important global event. The Council of Ministers formed a ministerial committee under the chairmanship of His Highness Sayyid Haitham bin Tareq al Said, Minister of Heritage and Culture and the membership of the ministers concerned to oversee and follow up the preparations for the Sultanate’s participation in the event.
The Sultanate along with more than 200 participants, including countries, companies, NGOs and educational institutions, are expected to take part in the event which will be held from October 2020 to April 10, 2021. The Sultanate’s pavilion is designed to highlight the development, and humanitarian achievements since the dawn of glorious Renaissance during the blessed era of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos. It also seeks to display futuristic outlook which falls under three major titles: opportunities, transportation and sustainability. The Sultanate’s pavilion will seek to acquaint the visitors with Oman’s geography, history, civilisations as well as the development which occurred in various fields. — ONA