UAE Pavilion Officially Opens at Expo 2017 Astana

  • The pavilion showcases the UAE’s achievements and projects in renewable energy
  • Sustainable development is key pillar of the UAE’s future developmental outlook

His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Higher Committee of Expo 2020 Dubai, inaugurated the UAE pavilion at Expo 2017 Astana today (Saturday, June 10, 2017).

H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum was accompanied by H.E Dr Sultan Ahmad Al Jaber, Minister of State and Chairman of the National Media Council (NMC), the government entity organising, managing and supervising the country’s pavilion, in addition to H.E Dr Mohamed Al Jaber, UAE Ambassador to Kazakhstan, H.E. Mansour Al Mansouri, Director General of the National Media Council (NMC), and H.E Kairat Lama Sharif, Ambassador of the Republic of Kazakhstan to the UAE.

The UAE Pavilion represents an interactive platform which enables visitors to gain key insights into the UAE’s vast development and pioneering role in shaping the future of renewable energy. Furthermore, the pavilion introduces and acquaints visitors with the UAE’s culture, lifestyle and openness to the world. Through its rich and diverse features and content, the Pavilion reflects the country’s strategy for diversifying energy resources while shedding light on the country’s global partnerships and projects in the field of renewable energy.

His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum said: “The UAE’s participation in Expo 2017 Astana holds great significance for the UAE as it paves the way to the hosting of Expo 2020 Dubai. As the first expo to be held in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia, the 2020 event is not only a source of pride for all Emiratis and expats, but a testament to the country’s achievements and its ambitious future aspirations.”

His Highness also commended the large role that Emirati youth volunteers have in operating the UAE Pavilion as they prepare for the highly anticipated Expo 2020 Dubai.

H.E. Dr Sultan Ahmad Al Jaber said: “The National Media Council has actively cooperated with all involved government entities to streamline efforts and ensure that the country’s Pavilion showcases the UAE’s success in maintaining its rich cultural heritage and values and its accomplishments across multiple fronts, guided by our wise leadership.”

H.E Al Jaber added that “The Pavilion enables visitors to gain insights into how the UAE has built strong cooperation ties with the international community in various areas and fields. It underlines our country’s key pillars and future-oriented approach to provide future generations with the necessary resources and enablers, setting firm foundations for sustainability and stability.”

H.E Al Jaber highlighted that sustainable development is a key pillar of the UAE’s future developmental outlook particularly in light of the vast development that the country is witnessing across multiple areas, which is the result of our leadership’s vision and efforts to build a progressive and modern country that provides its people with all required services and enablers.

H.E Al Jaber  went on to say that the UAE pavilion is an ideal platform to showcase the country’s national achievements  which includes a wide range of initiatives, solutions and projects that have been designed to achieve energy security while integrating socio-economic development and technological and knowledge advancement.

His Excellency Al Jaber said that the NMC is looking forward to communicating the UAE’s pioneering experiences at Expo 2017 Astana while effectively promoting the hosting of Expo 2020 in Dubai.

The content and features of Expo 2020 Dubai will reflect its theme; “Connecting Minds, Creating the Future” as we look forward to building momentum at Expo 2017 Astana and utilize its positive energy in Expo 2020 Dubai through the UAE’s principles of cooperation and partnership to build a better future around the world.”