British Prime Minister, Theresa May has confirmed that the UK will participate in Dubai’s Expo 2020.
The Prime Minister informed His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, during a meeting in the margins of the annual meeting of leaders from the GCC currently being held in the Bahraini capital, Manama. The UK becomes the seventh country to announce its participation in association with Expo 2020 Dubai.
Speaking today, the British Prime Minister said, “I can confirm that the UK will take part in Dubai’s “Expo 2020” continuing the tradition started in Britain with The Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of All Nations in Hyde Park in 1851.
“Dubai 2020 will offer an enormous commercial opportunity. There will be over 180 nations taking part with more than 25 million visitors expected – from the world’s top business leaders to its biggest investors. It is an opportunity which I am determined we should seize together.”
British Ambassador to the UAE, Philip Parham said, “We are very excited at the prospect of UK participation in EXPO 2020. The UK conceived and convened the first of all World Expos, the Great Exhibition of 1851. We have participated in many Expos since. At the last Expo, in Milan, our national pavilion won 22 international awards, including – like our national pavilion in Shanghai in 2010 – the Gold Award for Architecture and Landscape. More info
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