Shaikh Ahmad Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, chairman of Emirates Airline, and United Arab Emirates minister of state, Sultan Bin Ahmad Al Jaber, have attended the opening of Astana Expo 2017.
The United Arab Emirates pavilion was the focus of their visit.
The pavilion represents an interactive platform which enables visitors to gain key insights into the UAE’s vast development and pioneering role in shaping the future of renewable energy.
Furthermore, the pavilion introduces and acquaints visitors with the UAE’s culture, lifestyle and openness to the world.
Through its rich and diverse features and content, the pavilion reflects the country’s strategy for diversifying energy resources while shedding light on the country’s global partnerships and projects in the field of renewable energy.
Shaikh Ahmad said: “The UAE’s participation in Expo 2017 Astana holds great significance for the UAE as it paves the way to the hosting of Expo 2020 Dubai.
“As the first expo to be held in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia, the 2020 event is not only a source of pride for all Emiratis and expats, but a testament to the country’s achievements and its ambitious future aspirations.”
Al Jaber highlighted that sustainable development is a key pillar of the UAE’s future developmental outlook particularly in light of the vast development that the country is witnessing across multiple areas.
He went on to say that the pavilion is an ideal platform to showcase the country’s national achievements.
Al Jaber said that the NMC is looking forward to communicating the UAE’s pioneering experiences at Expo 2017 Astana while effectively promoting the hosting of Expo 2020 in Dubai.
“The content and features of Expo 2020 Dubai will reflect its theme: Connecting Minds, Creating the Future.
“As we look forward to building momentum at Expo 2017 Astana and utilise its positive energy in Expo 2020 Dubai through the UAE’s principles of cooperation and partnership to build a better future around the world.”
Al Jaber concluded by saying that Expo 2020 Dubai will be a testament to the unprecedented progress that the UAE has achieved in the last 40 years, and will serve as an ideal platform for the international community to come together to discover new innovative solutions and opportunities in the fields of sustainability and transportation to achieve economic prosperity.
Dubai will host Expo 2020 in the United Arab Emirates.
Find out more about the event on World Expos TV here.