November 19, 2017

Luxembourg signs Dubai Expo 2020 contract

Luxembourg’s Hereditary Grand Ducal Couple and HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum witness. Picture by SIP – Jean-Christophe Verhaegen.

Luxembourg signs Dubai Expo 2020 contract

Thursday, 12 October 2017, UAE: The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg has become the first country to formally sign a participation contract with organisers of the Expo 2020 in Dubai.

A high-level delegation from Luxembourg, headed by HRH The Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume of Luxembourg,  visited the Emirate of Dubai to meet organisers, as part of plans to maximise its 25 EUR million ($29 million) investment in the event.

The theme , “Resourceful Luxembourg” aims at reflecting the landlocked country’s status as a smart nation that looks abroad to connect the human, natural, technical, industrial and financial resources it needs to shape its future.

Some 120 nations have either publicly or privately confirmed they will take part in Expo 2020 Dubai, which will be the first World Expo in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA) region.

Amongst those joining General Commissioner of the Luxembourg Pavilion and President of the Board of Management of Luxembourg for Expo 2020 Dubai, Maggy Nagel, were Prince Guillaume, Hereditary Grand Duke of Luxembourg, Princess Stéphanie, Hereditary Grand Duchess of Luxembourg, and Étienne Schneider, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economy.

Picture by SIP – Jean-Christophe Verhaegen – Luxembourg’s Hereditary Grand Ducal Couple, Minister Étienne Schneider, HH Sheikh Khaled bin Saud Al Qasimi, RAK ceramics.

HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Expo 2020 Dubai Higher Committee, said: “The signing of Luxembourg’s official participation contract is yet another important milestone on our journey to Expo 2020 Dubai and beyond. Luxembourg was one of the first nations to publicly commit to participating in Expo, so we are delighted that they are also the first to sign a participation contract.”

Expo 2020 opens on 20 October 2020 and closes six months later on 10 April 2021. More than 180 countries are expected to participate, with further national participation announcements expected in the coming months.

For further information:

http://www.monarchie.lu/fr/actualites/evenements/2017/10/09102017-missioneco/index.html

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