Greece has become the latest nation to confirm its participation in Dubai Expo 2020.
The country confirmed its participation on Saturday in a letter from Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras addressed to His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.
Greek alternate minister of tourism Elena Kountoura delivered the letter to HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, president of the Expo 2020 Committee.
“Expo 2020 Dubai represents an enviable platform for many nations to come together. Greece can particularly relate to the creation of possibilities for the youth of the world to engage and operate in an international collaborative way, in line with the Expo 2020’s subthemes of ‘Opportunity’, ‘Mobility’ and ‘Sustainability’,” Kountoura said.
The two also discussed tourism ties between the two countries and explored the possible development of additional direct air links.
“The UAE warmly welcomes Greece’s participation in Expo 2020 Dubai. Greece’s participation is testament to Expo serving as a valuable and innovative platform for all nations, across the three sub-themes of Opportunity, Mobility and Sustainability,” said Reem Al Hashimy, UAE minister of state for international cooperation, and director general, Dubai Expo 2020 Bureau.
Beginning October 20, 2020 and ending April 10, 2021, the mega event is expected to attract 25 million tourists.
After this the site is expected to be converted into office space and a convention centre.