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Dr Al Zayani and Al Hashimy at the signing.

GCC to set up pavilion at Expo Dubai 2020

DUBAI, November 6, 2017

The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) will showcase the power of nations working together when it hosts its own pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai, the first World Expo to be held in the region.
Dr Abdullatif bin Rashid Al Zayani, the GCC Secretary-General, signed an official participation contract with Reem Al Hashimy, UAE Minister of State for International Cooperation and Director General, Dubai Expo 2020 Bureau.
The council will have its own pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai, as well as the individual national pavilions of the member states. It is the first time the council will be represented at a World Expo and it is the first multi-national organisation to sign up for the Expo 2020.
The pavilion will be a chance to demonstrate the unique collaboration of GCC countries, and the incredible achievements that have been made through working together, echoing the Expo 2020 Dubai theme of ‘Connecting Minds, Creating the Future’.
Al Hashimy said: “We welcome the decision of the Council to participate in Expo 2020 Dubai and believe this will underline the strong partnership of the council’s countries.
“Expo 2020 Dubai will bring many millions of people together over its six-month duration and this pavilion will be a chance to show them the power of ‘Connecting Minds’.”
Dr Al Zayani said: “From the very foundation of the council more than 35 years ago, we have worked to build on the deep relations, bonds and cooperation of our citizens.
“Our nations are rightly proud of what they have achieved individually but they are equally proud of the remarkable milestones we have witnessed together, such as the creation of the Gulf Common Market, through our special bond, common qualities and shared vision.
“Our decision to take part in Expo 2020 Dubai reflects these historical, social, economic and cultural ties, which will only be strengthened by this extraordinary experience.”
The GCC nations cooperate in a wide array of areas, including trade, economy, international affairs, energy and agriculture. Today, more than 51 million people live in the GCC. - TradeArabia News Service

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