A number of nations are expected to sign official Expo 2020 participation contracts over the course of the next few days
A total of 190 countries have confirmed their participation at Expo 2020 Dubai, Expo officials have announced.
The announcement comes on the opening day of Expo 2020’s third international participants meeting (IPM) on Monday, which brings together delegates from around the globe to receive information and updates on the event’s progress.
“In less than two years’ time, Expo 2020 Dubai will welcome the international community to the UAE for a six-month celebration of human ingenuity and progress, allowing millions of people to experience the world in one place.”
Al Hashemy added that the confirmation of 190 international participants “is further testament to the UAE’s stature on the international stage and demonstrates the world’s confidence in the UAE’s ability to bring the world together.”
A number of nations are expected to sign their official Expo 2020 participation contracts during the IPM event after choosing their unique subthemes and pavilion plots.
Countries that have already unveiled their pavilion plans include Austria, Brazil, the Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, the UK and Switzerland.
“As the first World Expo in the Middle East and South Asia region, the UAE and Dubai has been working to create a platform to foster creativity, innovation and partnership globally,” said Vicente Loscertales, the secretary general of the Bureau International des Expositions, which governs world expos.
“In the next few days, Expo 2020 Dubai will take us through all the aspects of the preparation and implementation to deliver a transformative event that will have a significant impact on the host city and nation, youth and the world,” he added. “With more and more countries now revealing their pavilion designs and content plans, we are already seeing key contributions to the overall Expo 2020 experience.”