Reem Al Hashimy says Expo 2020 Dubai is the expo of the UAE
Al Hashimy's comments align with the Annual Meetings of the UAE Government held in Abu Dhabi
During the Annual Meetings of the UAE Government held in Abu Dhabi, minister of state for international cooperation and director-general of the Expo 2020 Dubai Bureau, HE Reem bint Ibrahim Al Hashimy said that the World Expo, which will run from 20 October, 2019, until 10 April, 2021, is the expo of the UAE.
Al Hashimy said, the UAE presented an outstanding development model, adding that Expo 2020 Dubai was the outcome of the joint efforts of Expo Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, Ajman, Umm Al Quwain, Ras Al Khaimah and Fujairah in the UAE.
She added: “This is a great responsibility taken by the UAE under the directives of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, to host unparalleled expo, which is the promise of each Emirati citizen and each federal and local governent entity. It’s a shared responsibility towards our nation and the whole world."
According to Al Hashimy, secured 116 votes to host the next World Expo would make the UAE "a global hub" for business and entrepreneurship.
She added that it will also be a platform to bolster existing economic relationships in emerging markets, and building new relations.
The Annual Meetings of the UAE Government are chaired by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and HH Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces.