Expo 2020 Dubai, The first World Expo to be held in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia is all set to welcome 190 participating countries and millions of visitors from across the globe. Ethiopia, that is one of the participating countries is all geared up for the event
The country revealed that its pavilion’s participation in Expo 2020 Dubai would be organized under the theme “The Land of Origins and Opportunities”. It will showcase the country's rich history, culture and the vast trade and investment potential it offers across a wide range of economic sectors, including agriculture, tourism, and manufacturing.
An event to highlight Ethiopia’s new plans for Expo 2020 Dubai, was conducted by Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s representative office in Addis Ababa, in collaboration with the Ethiopian Ministry of Trade and Industry and the UAE Embassy in Ethiopia.
The launch event was attended by Mohammed Salem Al Rashedi, UAE Ambassador to Ethiopia, Ambassador Mesganu Arga Moach, State Minister of Trade and Industry of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, Omar Khan, director of international offices, Dubai Chamber, and Moosa Al Hashemi, senior advisor, Director General Office, Expo 2020 Dubai, in addition to key stakeholders from Ethiopia’s public and private sectors.
Ambassador Moach said: “Through the past several years of government efforts and the current home-grown economic reform, Ethiopia is set to become a manufacturing hub of Africa by 2025. The opportunities across priority sectors, including, agro-processing, textile, apparel, leather and leather products, mining, ICT, power generation and many others will be presented in Expo 2020."
“As the Official Business Integration Partner for Expo 2020, we are organizing a wide range of business events during the mega event which will provide Ethiopian companies with access to collaboration opportunities, including the largest Global Business Forum Africa which serves as an ideal platform to explore business opportunities emerging across the Ethiopian market,” he added.
Al Hashemi said Expo 2020 Dubai would showcase the exciting opportunities that Ethiopia is presenting to the world, build on existing UAE-Ethiopia ties and offer an opportunity for the African country to forge new bonds with many other nations at the first World Expo to be hosted in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia region.