Emirates news agency – Belarus keen to strengthen long-standing bilateral ties with UAE during Expo: Commissioner General

By Lina Ibrahim

DUBAI, October 18, 2021 (WAM) – Belarus and the United Arab Emirates have a long-standing excellent bilateral relationship that will help them to further strengthen their cooperation during Expo 2020 Dubai in areas such as trade, investment, tourism and education, said a senior Belarusian official.

In an interview with the UAE News Agency (WAM), Aleksandr Guryanov, First Deputy Foreign Minister of the Republic of Belarus and Commissioner General of the Belarus Section at Expo 2020 Dubai said that the participation of his country at the exhibition will bring the friendship and fruitful relations between the two countries to another level in all fields.

“Our national pavilion will serve as a tool to communicate existing cooperation opportunities between Belarus and the United Arab Emirates,” said Guryanov, referring to a large-scale development project that Emaar Properties, a Dubai-based real estate developer , currently developing in Minsk, the capital of Belarus, as the Northern Waterfront Smart City.

“Belarus has great potential for innovation. That is why we are seeking to attract investment from the UAE and other GCC countries to enable further economic development in our country. We are confident that what we are doing going to show will be a great example for other UAE and international investors to follow, â€he added.

Guryanov greeted 11-year-old model, dancer, pianist, singer, artist and at the same time one of the most famous Belarusian girls in the United Arab Emirates, Mira Singh. In October 2021, after a difficult multi-stage competition, Mira became one of the main players in the opening ceremony of Expo 2020 Dubai. “We are proud of our compatriots in Dubai,†he said.

Belarus Pavilion at Expo 2020

The Belarus Pavilion is located in the “Opportunity District†of Expo 2020 Dubai, covering a total area of ​​1,200 square meters.

It is organized under the theme of “Future Technology Forest†which aims to help visitors discover how nature and technology can help people grow together.

“The main motto of our participation in Expo 2020 Dubai is three I’s – Innovations. Investments. Individual. The idea is to show how smart investments can lead to advanced technological development that ultimately serves to make [human] live better, â€said Guryanov, adding that the Expo, as a global event, offers participating countries an opportunity to showcase their latest inventions and technologies, their most progressive achievements, as well as their history, culture and traditions. traditions.

Besides educational and entertaining purposes, Expo is also an event designed to bring people together to enable them to find ways to face today’s challenges such as conflict, climate change, poverty, etc. ., according to Guryanov.

“Bold but well-thought-out and balanced undertakings such as Expo 2020 Dubai, held under current conditions, will help humanity unite in their efforts to find the shortest possible path to normalcy, which in turn will result from long-awaited resumption of all types of international activities, especially trade and commerce, â€he said.

He went on to say that the exhibit has passed through the most severe moments of the pandemic and yet has succeeded in overcoming this challenge and confirming humanity’s limitless capabilities.

“We are proud that the UAE is the first country in the MENA region to pave the way for such an important event as Expo. Under the able leadership of the UAE, we are confident that the event will be a success. and will become another important and memorable milestone in the history of mankind, â€concluded Guryanov.

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