“The Egyptian pavilion in Expo 2020 Dubai, [which opened 1 October 2021 and runs till 31 March 2022], has been attracting a large number of visitors; the visitor turnout during the first two weeks amounted to 115,000 visitors,” said Nevine Gamie, Egypt’s Minister of Trade and Industry.
The expo was originally scheduled for October 2020, but was postponed because of to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ms Gamie said that the strong point in the Egyptian pavilion was its unique mix of time-honoured Egyptian culture and the future perspective for a modern Egypt. She said the attractive display of historical and tourist spots was expected to help raise the numbers visiting Egypt in the near future.
According to Ahmed Maghawry, Head of Commercial Representation and General Commissioner for Egyptian participation in Expo 2020 Dubai, the Egyptian pavilion has welcomed visits from high ranking officials and VIPs of various countries. Among them were Brazilian Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation Marcos Pontes; State Secretary at Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs Krister Nilsson; Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Commissioner-General of the Expo 2020 Dubai Khalid al-Sheikh; and Nicaragua’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Denis Moncada.
The pavilion, Dr Maghawry added, was the scene of a number of events and activities, the most important of which were symposiums on tourism in Egypt; the Suez Canal; and investment opportunities in information technology and infrastructure in Egypt, which was attended by Amr Talaat, Egypt’s Minister of Communications and IT.
Dr Maghawry also pointed out that the pavilion witnessed signing a cooperation protocol between the IT Industry Development Agency (ITIDA) and Nile Online Company in order to expand the company’s business in Egypt.
25 October 2021