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Greece is latest country to sign up for Dubai Expo 2020

Dubai, Greece also discuss possible development of additional direct air links between the two countries

Greece is latest country to sign up for Dubai Expo 2020

Greece has become the latest nation to confirm its commitment to participate in Expo 2020 Dubai, organisers have announced.

Expo 2020 Dubai, said that Greece has confirmed its official participation in Expo 2020 through a letter from the Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras.

The letter was delivered to Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, president of the Expo 2020 Committee, by Greek Alternate Minister of Tourism Elena Kountoura.

Kountoura met with Sheikh Ahmed as part of a series of meetings with UAE ministers, including Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansouri, Minister of Economy, a statement said.

Sheikh Ahmed said: “We are delighted that Greece has become that latest nation to sign up to participate in Expo 2020 Dubai, which will further deepen the relations between our countries.”

Reem Al Hashimy, UAE Minister of State for International Cooperation, and director general, Dubai Expo 2020 Bureau, added: “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.”

Sheikh Ahmed and Kountoura also discussed the possible development of additional direct air links between the two countries in light of increased tourist flows.

Last week, Luxembourg also signed up to Dubai's Expo 2020 mega event. Expo 2020 has received commitments to participate from about 70 countries.

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