If agreed upon, the event will now run from October 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022
Switzerland has confirmed its participation in Expo 2020 Dubai even after the coronavirus in the event it is postponed until 2021, the Swiss government has announced.
The country’s participation was confirmed at a meeting of its Federal Council, which has instructed Presence Switzerland at the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs to continue preparations for its event.
“I am happy to announce that Switzerland confirmed its presence at the Expo 2020 Dubai in 2021 and joins the consensus in favor of the postponement in solidarity with the organizer and all participants,” said Manuel Salchi, commissioner general of the Swiss Pavilion at the Expo.
“We herewith reaffirm our strong commitment to the success of Expo 2020 Dubai,” he added.
In a statement, the Swiss pavilion said that the federal council has approved any related costs associated with its participation in the postponed event.
“The Federal Council views such large-scale events as an opportunity to position Switzerland and promote its economy, particularly during the post Covid-19 phase.”
On April 21, the executive committee of the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE) has unanimously agreed to propose the postponement of Expo 2020 Dubai.
If agreed upon, the event will now run from October 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022.