His Excellency Paul Kagame, President of the Republic of Rwanda, opened his country’s pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai yesterday, launching an experience that introduces visitors to Rwanda and takes them on captivating trips, including virtual adventures accompanied by gorillas, highlighting Rwanda’s efforts to preserve the environment and tasting delicious Rwandan coffee at “Rwanda Café”.
A troupe of drummers and dancers performed a lively traditional dance at the opening ceremony in front of a group of pavilion-goers, in the presence of HE Emmanuel Hatigeka, Ambassador of the Republic of Rwanda to the UAE, and Yves Eradokunda, Commissioner-General of Rwanda at Expo 2020 Dubai. The Rwanda Pavilion is located in the Opportunities Area at Expo 2020 Dubai and bears the slogan “Masterpieces of Rwanda.” The pavilion takes visitors on a journey through time to live the history of Rwanda and the Kingdom, discover stories of culture and heritage, and witness the remarkable pace at which the country has developed through leadership and innovation. The President of the Republic of Rwanda stressed the importance of Expo 2020 Dubai in promoting international cooperation and joint action for a better future for all humanity, in a manner that consolidates the principles of human solidarity among human beings. He praised the exceptional organization of Expo 2020 Dubai, which embodies high professionalism and advanced capabilities in organizing major international events.
Rwanda is a regional ICT hub and a high-end tourist destination ideally located for investment and doing business. Its participation in Expo 2020 Dubai is an opportunity to connect with new markets, new investors, new practices and established considerations that motivate Rwanda’s participation in the international event.
It is worth noting that His Excellency Paul Kagame, President of the friendly Republic of Rwanda, is currently visiting the country to participate in the activities of the 14th session of the Global Policy Conference, which will be hosted by Abu Dhabi during the period from the first to the third of October.