Sharjah24 – WAM: Georgia celebrated its National Day at Expo 2020 Dubai on Wednesday with an impressive line-up of cultural and entertainment activities, featuring everything from ballet to singing, taking place throughout the day at various venues across the site.
Levan Davitashvili, Vice Prime Minister of Georgia and Minister of Environmental Protection and Agriculture, accompanied by Irakli Nadareishvili, Deputy Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia, were welcomed by Ahmed bin Ali Al Sayegh, Minister of State.
Al Sayegh said: "Uniquely positioned at the crossroads between east and west with a distinct and unique identity, Georgia’s participation at Expo 2020 emphasises not just the mobility of culture but also the opportunities that the country presents as a regional hub for trade and logistics.
"The UAE and Georgia share a longstanding friendship and partnership, one that has grown at various levels since the establishment of diplomatic relations between our two countries in 1992. Through Expo 2020 and beyond, we are keen on expanding the horizons of our already thriving relationship, by exploring enhanced collaboration between our countries in fields of mutual interest, such as trade, tourism, logistics and renewable energy."
Davitashvili said: "In the post-pandemic era, with the widespread supply chain disruptions, Georgia offers new opportunities for greater engagement and integration, which will unlock the full potential of the vibrant trade ties With our ambitious foreign policy strategy that envisions Georgia’s European and Euro-Atlantic integration, our economy binds together both regions through a unique network of free trade agreements stretching from Europe to Asia."
As part of the National Day celebration, guests were treated to performances by the Georgian National Ballet Sukhishvili & State Ensemble of Georgian Folk Song Basiani, as well as the Gori Women’s Choir.
A manifestation of ancient culture and heritage, the Georgia Pavilion invites visitors to see the crossroads of the future. The pavilion focuses on traditional winemaking, the Georgian alphabet, sustainable tourism, and various business opportunities that stem from Georgian culture and heritage. A bridge between Europe and Asia, the country is young, forward-looking, and home to multiple investment opportunities, many of which are explained at its pavilion.
National and Honour Days at Expo 2020 Dubai are moments to celebrate each of our 200-plus International Participants, shining a light on their culture and achievements, and showcasing their pavilions and programming.
Running until 31 March 2022, Expo 2020 has invited visitors from across the planet to join the making of a new world in a six-month celebration of human creativity, innovation, progress and culture.
December 30, 2021 / 7:29 AM
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