Dubai, Dr. Ali bin Masoud Al Sunaidi, Minister of
Commerce and Industry, member of the main ministerial committee
supervising the preparations for the Sultanate's participation in Expo
2020 Dubai, today met with Reem bint Ibrahim Al Hashemi, UAE
Minister of State for International Cooperation and Director General of
Expo 2020 Dubai, on the sidelines of laying the foundation stone for
Sultanate's pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai.
The meeting discussed means to boost success of the Sultanate's
participation in the expo and ways to increase the participation of SMEs
in this stage of preparation and during Expo Dubai 2020 in the second
half of next year. They also discussed the agreed mechanism for
registering these institutions and classifying them with the Public
Authority for the Development of Small and Medium Enterprises, as
about 500 SMEs have been registered to date.
Following the meeting, the foundation stone for the Sultanate's
Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai was laid, with the participation of Najib Al
Ali, Executive Director of Expo 2020 Dubai, Mohsen bin Khamis Al
Balushi, Advisor at the Ministry of Commerce and Industry,
Commissioner General of the Sultanate at Expo 2020 Dubai, Dr. Khalid
bin Said Al Jaradi, Sultanate's ambassador to the UAE and a number
of officials from the Sultanate and the Sultanate's office in Dubai.
The 30-year-old frankincense tree was specially brought from the
Sultanate to Dubai as it is the main emblem on which the Sultanate's
pavilion was built. It was brought in a stand that provides a virtual
environment with advanced technology designed and manufactured by
Omani youth from the Innovation Factory, the consultant to develop the
It should be noted that Expo 2020 will be held in Dubai, UAE, from
20 October 2020 to 10 April 2021.
Source: Oman News Agency