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Maldives celebrates national day at Expo 2020 in Dubai

The Republic of Maldives has celebrated its national day at Expo 2020 with an impressive line-up of cultural and entertainment activities – including a performance on Al Wasl stage, a parade and live music at the Maldives pavilion.

Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, president of the Maldives, led the delegation, and was welcomed by sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, commissioner general of Expo 2020 Dubai.

Solih said: “I wish to congratulate the leadership of United Arab Emirates for hosting this wonderfully planned Expo - a feat made especially impressive considering that an expo of such sophistication and magnitude is being held as the world is returning to normal life after the havoc wreaked by the worst pandemic in living memory.

“That the UAE leadership has brought together over 190 countries for this Expo despite many hurdles, is impressive and testament to their foresight and leadership.

“The Maldives looks forward to further strengthening our partnerships with UAE and other nations in the GCC and MENA region.”

National and honour days at Expo 2020 Dubai are moments to celebrate each of our 200-plus International Participants, shining a light on their culture and achievements and showcasing their pavilions and programming.

Each features a flag-raising ceremony at the Stage of Nations in Al Wasl Plaza, followed by speeches and cultural performances.

Running until March, Expo 2020 has invited visitors from across the planet to join the making of a new world in a six-month celebration of human creativity, innovation, progress and culture.