The Dominican Republic inaugurated the Dominican pavilion at the world’s most important multi-sector event, Expo Dubai, which began on Friday, October 1, where the country will strategically promote the exportable offer of national products, as well as the investment climate, tourist and cultural attractions, in addition to the hospitality and talent that distinguishes Dominicans.
Biviana Riveiro, executive director of Pro Dominicana, represented the country during the Expo’s inauguration event and highlighted the importance of the Dominican Republic’s participation in this space, since it is estimated that more than 25 million people will attend the event from all over the world, which represents a great opportunity for new business.
Following the announcement by President Luis Abinader last July regarding the country’s participation in Expo 2020 Dubai, the inter-institutional coordination committee, made up of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Tourism, Ministry of Culture, Pro Dominicana and the logistics solutions company DP World, designed a work plan that seeks to take advantage of this important international platform to promote the new Country Brand and its five pillars: tourism, investment, exports, culture and citizenship.
Riveiro said that thanks to the public-private alliance established between the Dominican Government and DP World, the official sponsor of the Dominican Republic’s participation in the Expo, the country will be able to show its potential to 190 countries attending this important fair, which seeks to stimulate the economic, cultural and scientific growth of the participating nations by building new paradigms for sustainability and technological transformation.
The Ambassador of the Dominican Republic to the United Arab Emirates (USA), Julio Castaños Zouain, congratulated the leaders of that nation, His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the U.A.E. and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Rashid Al Moktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the U.A.E. and Ruler of the United Arab Emirates. The inauguration was attended by representatives of the United States and Dubai’s President, His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Rashid Al Moktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United States and Ruler of Dubai, for making an event a reality that opens doors to all nations, with a view to transforming the future and that will become a historic legacy for their country and the entire Arab world.
At the inauguration were representatives of the Vice Presidency of the United Arab Emirates, Mr. Mohammed Abdulrahim Abdulla; Mirex headed by Ambassador Julio Castaños Zouain, Mariana Ambrad, Carolina Peguero and Karla Tejeda; senior executives of DP-World as Tiemen Meester, Federico Banos-Lindner, Arlina Peña, Juan Carlos Sahdala, Arnaldo Abad as well as representatives of the Ministry of Culture, Mr. Hanna Bueno, and the Ministry of Culture, Mr. Hanna Bueno; and the Ministry of Culture, Mr. Juan Carlos Sahdala, Mr. Juan Carlos Sahdala, Mr. Arnaldo Abad, Mr. Juan Carlos Sahdala, Mr. Juan Carlos Sahdala, Mr. Juan Carlos Sahdala and Mr. Arnaldo Abad. Hanna Bueno; and from the Ministry of Tourism, Ms. Alexandra Streltsova, as well as members of the Dominican community in Dubai.