Expo 2020 Dubai's Saudi Pavilion inks deal with UAE foundation

Saudi Arabia Pavilion to work with Emirates foundation to provide volunteering opportunities for Saudi Youth at World Expo

Saudi Arabia will have the largest international pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai.
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Saudi Arabia will have the largest international pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai.

Expo 2020 Dubai’s Saudi Arabia Pavilion, the largest international pavilion at the World Expo, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Emirates Foundation to launch an integrated programme to provide volunteering opportunities to Saudi Youth at the World’s Greatest Event.

The MoU, which supports the Kingdom’s 2030 Vision, was signed between Commission General and Project Manager for the Saudi Arabia Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai, Dr. Fahad bin Abdullah bin Mohammed Al-Yabis, and acting CEO of Emirates Foundation, Ahmed Talib Al Shamsi.

Commending the MoU, Dr. Al-Yabis, said: “In line with Saudi Vision 2030, we are committed to promoting a culture of volunteerism. In this context, we are keen to encourage the participation of young Saudi volunteers in our pavilion by involving those living in the UAE. Our alliance with the Emirates Foundation falls within the wider framework of cooperation between Saudi Arabia and the UAE across all spheres and sectors.”

He added: “Our cooperation with the Emirates Foundation will include the creation of a special digital platform for Saudi volunteers which will be linked to the Saudi Pavilion’s main online platform.”

Meanwhile, Al Shamsi, said: “Expo 2020 is an exceptional platform that will offer young people unique volunteering opportunities through which they can build their capabilities and develop their leadership and communications skills.

Emirates Foundation will work alongside Saudi Arabia Pavilion team to engage, train, and equip Saudi residents in the UAE “to take on diverse volunteering roles at Expo 2020 Dubai and gain unrivalled hands-on experience, exposure, and work-ready skills as they help to organize one of the world’s largest and most engaging events”.

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