NAMIBIA is one of the 192 countries expected to participate in the Dubai Expo that will take place over a period of six months and expected to attract over 25 million visitors.
The Dubai Expo 2020 which was postponed due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic will be held from 01 October 2021 to 31 March 2022 in the United Arab Emirates.
The expo will be held under the theme “Connecting Minds, Creating the Future,” while the sub-theme is “Opportunity, Mobility, and Sustainability.”
Ambassador Simon Maruta said that the Cabinet has decided that Namibians should participate in the Dubai Expo 2020 under the theme “Preserving and Utilising Natural Treasures for Future Generations.”
Maruta stated that participation will all come from the 14 regions without a limited entry in order to ensure investment opportunities are gain from all corners of the country.
According to him, the expo is aimed at unlocking innovation opportunities, attract investment, promote trade opportunities for Namibian products, and create partnerships across the globe.
Oshana regional governor Elia Irimari said the United Emirates has offered space to the business leaders and the business sector in general to share trade information and potential investment opportunities that Dubai has to offer.
“As business leaders, you have an opportunity to witness how cross border partnerships can create local value to transform and enhance local production and industrious activities,” said Irimari.
He noted that the exposition will not only strengthen their exposure as business leaders but will also create a greater opportunity for them to partner and trade with their counterparts.
Irimari added that businesses hold the key to sustainable development as the private sector drives the pillar of the economic growth in the region and in the country at large.