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Representative of His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al- Hamad Al-Sabah, Minister of Information and Minister of State for Youth Affairs Abdulrahman Al-Mutairi said on Friday that Kuwait’s pavilion at the Expo aims at showing the country’s strategic development projects and humanitarian efforts across the globe. Kuwait’s outstanding participation in the largest exhibition in the world is also meant to enhancing its regional and international status, and alluring foreign investors, the minster told reporters after inaugurating Kuwait’s pavilion at the expo.
The slogan “New Kuwait … a new opportunity for sustainability” was chosen for Kuwait’s pavilion because it will shed light on the country’s endeavors to achieve sustainability and development. Kuwait at the expo offers several innovative ideas and showcases its history, he said, adding that Kuwait seeks a distinguished participation to contribute to the success of the global event. The minister said that 255 government and nongovernment organizations from across a diverse array of sectors are contributing to the booth over the coming six months.
The Kuwaiti pavilion, which has been designed to resemble water tower structures commonly found in the country, is constructed on an area of over 5,500 square meters at a height of more than 24 meters. UAE’s hosting of this big event is a source of pride for Kuwait, GCC members states and Arab countries, he stated, referring to sincere efforts made by UAE in organizing this historic event. This affirms that the Arab youths are able to turn challenges into opportunities and stories of success, he said. The pandemic-delayed Expo 2020 was opened last night, bringing together 192 countries to show off their cuttingedge products as well as peculiarities of their history, folklore and heritage. Themed: “Connecting Minds, Creating the Future”, the event, which takes place from 1 October 2021 to 31 March 2022, highlights music, architecture, technology and culture from around the globe as part of its packed events calendar. After eight years of planning and billions of dollars in spending, the Middle East’s first world’s fair opened Friday in Dubai, with hopes that the months-long extravaganza will draw both visitors and global attention to this desert-turned-dreamscape. (Agencies)