“The UAE’s bid is about an Expo for the world – an opportunity for nations, countries and the business community to get involved,” said Her Excellency Reem Al Hashimy to CNN at 2013 World Economic Forum Annual Meeting
Her Excellency Reem Al Hashimy, UAE Minister of State and Managing Director of the UAE’s Higher Committee for Hosting World Expo 2020 in Dubai, spoke with CNN Emerging Markets Editor John Defterios during the 2013 World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland.
During the interview, which aired on CNN International’s “Marketplace Middle East” programme, Her Excellency discussed the UAE’s strengths in relation to the country’s bid to host the 2020 World Expo in Dubai.
“With the merits of our country from its strong infrastructure, the geographical positioning between east and west, the seamless operations between our ports and airports, and our global connectivity, we feel we really can bring people together and do justice to our theme ‘Connecting Minds, Creating the Future’,” Her Excellency said. “2020 will offer a diverse, exciting and international profile for the World Expo visitors and participants alike.”