UAE’s Foreign Trade Minister: Dubai EXPO assisted in economy growth

The Minister of State for Foreign Trade of the United Arab Emirates - Dr Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi said that Dubai EXPO 2020 assisted the country in accomplishing growth in all the economic sectors.

Abu Dhabi, UAE: The Minister of State for Foreign Trade of the United Arab Emirates – Dr Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi said that Dubai EXPO 2020 assisted the country in accomplishing growth in all the economic sectors. The Minister was speaking during an interview session with the Emirates News Agency (WAM). 

During his address, the UAE minister also underlined the significant milestones achieved by the Middle East country, even in the times of the pandemic. 

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Statement of the Minister notes, “We have witnessed the importance of Expo 2020 Dubai, based on the values of dialogue and partnership and connecting minds and cultures, and positively impacted global stature of the United Arab Emirates, especially in the areas of the economy, development and prosperity.”   

He then outlined the boost tourism sector of the Middle East country witnessed due to the mega-fair, as nearly 24 million visitors were welcomed by Dubai EXPO 2020.  

In concluding his statement, he notified that the non-oil foreign trade stood at Dh1.9 trillion during the previous year, which is a growth of 27 percent compared to that of the year 2020. Meanwhile, non-oil exports grew by 33 percent and surpassed a value of Dh354 billion for the first time in the country’s history.  

The mega fair ended earlier this month. Dubai EXPO’s official Twitter handle wrote on the wrap-up ceremony of this six months-long journey of the mega-event and stated, “182 days ago, the heart of Expo 2020 Dubai beat with the opening ceremony of the region’s first-ever World Expo and today, the same magical Dome awakened in an unforgettable closing ceremony.”  

“Today, we mark the final day of Expo 2020 Dubai. Led by Her Excellency Reem Al Hashimy, UAE Minister of State for International Cooperation and Director General, Expo 2020 Dubai, a part of Expo 2020 Dubai’s chiefs, closed our portals for the last time.”

“From everyone at Expo 2020 Dubai to the world: Thank you! Until we meet again. #Expo2020 #Dubai.”  

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