I reviewed the progress made during the first three weeks..
Reem Al-Hashimi: We are already witnessing the power of positive change that comes by bringing 192 countries into one place.
– Dimitri Kerkenzis: The UAE and all participants offer an exceptional experience for visitors from all over the world.
– Manuel Salschly: We have seen an exceptional commitment by international participants and organizers to provide a unique visitor experience.
DUBAI, 22nd October / WAM/ The Expo 2020 Dubai Steering Committee praised the active participation and strong presence of the UAE leadership in the global event, praising the turnout witnessed by Expo 2020 and the number of visitors, while discussing the progress achieved during the first three weeks of its launch.
This came during the committee’s first meeting after Expo 2020 Dubai opened its doors, which witnessed the participation of Her Excellency Reem bint Ibrahim Al Hashemy, Minister of State for International Cooperation and Director General of “Expo 2020 Dubai”, and His Excellency Dimitri Kerkenzis, Secretary General of the International Bureau of Exhibitions, along with representatives of A number of participating countries, and officials from “Expo 2020 Dubai”.
Her Excellency Reem Al Hashemi said: “We are already witnessing the power of positive change that comes by bringing 192 countries together in one place, as part of an effort to build partnerships and leave a positive impact and legacy. We are witnessing the achievement of global cooperation at Expo 2020 and it is a unique opportunity to learn more about each other, and about ourselves as well. So that we can build a better tomorrow.”
For his part, His Excellency Dimitri Kirkenzis said: “The UAE, Expo 2020 Dubai and all international participants together offer an exceptional experience for visitors from all over the world. What the organizers have done to host the event is a source of happiness and reassurance, and we look forward to what the coming weeks and months will bring.” bus”.
The meeting of the Expo 2020 Dubai Steering Committee, which includes delegates general from 34 countries, was chaired by Manuel Salchely, Chairman of the Expo 2020 Dubai Steering Committee and Commissioner-General of the Switzerland Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai.
Manuel Salchely said: “During the first month of the Expo, we witnessed an exceptional commitment by international participants and organizers to provide a unique visitor experience through pavilions, events and programmes. I am confident that in the coming months, this international collaboration will support the international participants’ goals of making their countries stand out. optimally and work to address global challenges.”
The committee members particularly praised the cultural performances of countries celebrating their national days at Expo, highlighting the performances held in Al Wasl Square – the global cultural landmark – at the heart of the Expo 2020 Dubai site, which embodies the main event slogan “Connecting Minds and Creating the Future”.
The committee noted the success achieved in the first two weeks of the topics within the Human and Planet Earth program, as the Climate and Biodiversity Week and Space Week were attended by more than 5,000 visitors, and global experts, leaders, businessmen, civil society activists and others contributed to more than 40 events designed to address and find solutions to some of the most pressing problems of our time.
The committee praised the measures taken regarding “Covid-19” and its prevention at the “Expo 2020 site” and throughout the UAE, in order to provide an event that is safe for participants and visitors alike.
The UAE has successfully organized one of the fastest vaccination programs in the world, with more than 85% of the population receiving two doses. Earlier this week, daily cases decreased to less than 100 for the first time since the beginning of the pandemic, which contributed to increasing the capacity of Expo 2020 facilities to 80% while maintaining social distancing and mandatory use of masks.
The committee continues to review the operational capabilities of the Expo site, and consider further improvements to ensure that visitors from all over the world continue to explore and enjoy the Expo experience.
The latest figures indicate that Expo 2020 Dubai received more than 770,000 visits from 1 to 17 October, excluding representatives of countries, delegations, international guests, partners, as well as international event staff.
The committee recommended that all approved visitors be included in the future attendance numbers.
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