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Expo 2020 Dubai an opportunity for UAE's young people 'to interact with the world', says Reem Al Hashimy

100 percent of infrastructure on the Expo 2020 Dubai site has been completed

Expo 2020 Dubai an opportunity for UAE's young people 'to interact with the world', says Reem Al Hashimy
Reem Bint Ibrahim Al Hashemy, Minister of State for International Cooperation and Director-General of the Expo 2020 Office

Expo 2020 Dubai is an unprecedented opportunity for young people ‘to interact with the world’ and showcase the UAE on a global stage, according to Reem bint Ibrahim Al Hashemy, Minister of State for International Cooperation and director-general of the Expo 2020 Dubai Office.

“It is a day that will affect our entire region and its children, youth and elderly, as well as its governments and peoples,” she said during a press conference in Dubai on Monday. “We have never had this opportunity to showcase our achievements, cultures, heritage and aspirations and dreams to the entire world on a global platform.”

Al Hashemy added that the UAE and Expo organisers see the event “as an opportunity for our young people to interact with the world, as well as to showcase the rest of the world to us through the global media.”

“The roots of our region and its civilisation are as old as history. Our region has presented humanity with many of the values, ideas and inventions that underpin our present,” she said. “Meeting people from around the world under the banner of the Expo is exactly what our planet needs, in order to overcome the challenges it faces by exploring new solutions and ideas. Our focus at the Expo 2020 Dubai is on the future.

Ahmed Al Khatib, the chief development and delivery officer of Expo 2020 Dubai, was quoted by the news agency WAM as saying that the main construction works at the expo site have been completed, including a sizeable part of the three sub-areas of ‘opportunity, mobility and sustainability’.

The infrastructure of the project is 100 percent complete, including the stations needed to supply power to the entire site.