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Gulf council to showcase region at Expo 2020 Dubai

New pavilion to celebrate achievements of Gulf cooperation

Gulf council to showcase region at Expo 2020 Dubai
His Excellency Dr Abdullatif bin Rashid Al Zayani, Secretary-General of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf, signed an official participation contract with Her Excellency Reem Al Hashimy, UAE Minister of State for International Cooperation and Director General, Dubai Expo 2020 Bureau.

Gulf states will showcase the region and the power of unity when it hosts its own pavilion new pavilion at the Expo 2020 site in Dubai.

The Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf, formerly the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), will have its own Expo pavilion as well as individual national pavilions of member states.

The pavilion will demonstrate the unique collaboration of member countries, and the achievements of more than three decades of cooperation.

The pavilion will also echo the Expo 2020 Dubai theme of ‘Connecting Minds, Creating the Future’ when the world exhibition opens on October 20, 2020.

The announcement comes after Cooperation Council officials signed an agreement to participate in the world fair on Monday.

Secretary-General of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf, Dr Abdullatif Al Zayani, said their participation celebrates the bloc’s historical, social, economic and cultural ties, which will be further strengthened by the experience.

Dr Abdullatif bin Rashid Al Zayani said: “From the very foundation of the Council more than 35 years ago, we have worked to build on the deep relations, bonds and cooperation of our citizens.

“Our nations are rightly proud of what they have achieved individually but they are equally proud of the remarkable milestones we have witnessed together, such as the creation of the Gulf Common Market, through our special bond, common qualities and shared vision."

The council was formed on May 25 1981, when the leaders of the member states met in Abu Dhabi and agreed a cooperative framework for coordination.

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