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Sheikha Mai signing the Expo 2020 deal with Al Hashimy.

Bahrain seals Expo 2020 Dubai agreement

MANAMA, October 21, 2017

Bahrain has signed an agreement with UAE government for allocation of a pavilion at the mega Expo 2020 Dubai event.

This followed directives from His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa and the royal assignment to organise the Bahrain’s participation in the Expo 2020 Dubai, reported BNA.

"Bahrain takes pride in its experience of participations at similar events," remarked Sheikha Mai, the president of Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities (BACA) after signing the agreement with Reem bint Ibrahim Al Hashimy, UAE Minister of State for International Cooperation and Director-General Expo 2020 Dubai Bureau.

Bahrain first took part in Shanghai 2010 Expo before clinching the silver prize at Milan 2015 Expo, topping fifty other national pavilions.

"Preparations are now in full swing with a specialised team to make its participation a platform to attract Expo 2020 Dubai visitors to Bahrain thanks to its geographic proximity," stated Sheikha Mai, who is also the General Commissioner of Expo 2020 Dubai for Bahrain pavilion.

Bahrain's heritage and human credentials present a different experience as a sustainable tourism-for-development destination, she was quoted as saying in the BNA report.

She pointed out Baca-led efforts to ensure the participation to reveal Bahrain’s bright image and promote investment potential in the sectors of culture and tourism.

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