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Dubai, November 6, 2020 (WAM) – Expo 2020 Dubai celebrates Colombia’s National Day by hosting a celebration attended by Colombian President Evan Duke Marquez. Presented by. To review the rich biodiversity of this country which has special relations with the United Arab Emirates.

The Minister of Tolerance and Coexistence, His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, welcomed the Commissioner General of Dubai to Expo 2020, the President of the Republic of Colombia, Ivan Duke Marquez.

The Colombian president stressed that his country is at the forefront of countries that have supported the UAE nomination for hosting Expo 2020, due to its advanced capabilities and infrastructure.

President Marquez during his conference at his country’s pavilion added: “Expo 2020 Dubai is a milestone in world history, and it is a new opportunity for economic growth, and the recovery of the global trade sector after the stagnation it has experienced. During the epidemics, and Expo 2020 Dubai will be an opportunity to solve many of the problems facing the world.

Marquez said: “Dubai is very important to us because of the long and extended relationship between us and the great investment opportunities on both sides. And youth development.

The Colombian President stressed that Expo 2020 Dubai is an opportunity to take his country’s relationship with the United Arab Emirates to a new level, and I am optimistic about the future with many promising opportunities for fruitful cooperation between the two sides. Expressing his country’s willingness to offer many Colombian products in the local market, especially in the agriculture, food and meat industries, he noted that his forthcoming meetings with state officials will deal with strengthening relations between the two countries and elevating them to strategic levels. The future.

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Marquez explained that Columbia participated in Expo 2020 with a view to expanding investments: during the international event, we would like to deepen Colombian relations with many participating countries, and during our participation we will work to improve our country to foreign audiences. , Because Colombia is an open country to receive visitors from all over the world.

President Marquez touched on the benefits his country enjoys, including a cleaner environment, as Colombia enjoys vast and rainforests, as well as one of the greenest areas in the world, in addition to the vast spread of new technologies and technologies. Achieves high growth rates for Colombian citizens and contributes to improving social and economic conditions.

Regarding the Colombian National Day celebrations in Al Wasl Square, he pointed out that the activities of the Colombian Pavilion under the slogan “Rhythm That” are full of various economic, artistic and other activities. Connects to the Future “, not limited to National Day, but will continue throughout the period. Holding an international event. He noted the interest in presenting all new and emerging sectors in Colombia that offer many investment opportunities to investors, as the percentage of investment outside the oil and mining sectors has been around 192 percent over the past three years. .

He is expected to sign a memorandum of understanding with the Commodity Exchange of the Dubai Multi Commodities Center on the supply of more Colombian coffee to Dubai, with a number of investment funds, to attract investors to Colombia. In the region, in addition to talks about the mining industry, especially the famous emerald of Colombia.

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For his part, His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan said: The United Arab Emirates is proud of its regional leadership in innovation, and Colombia is the hub of innovation in Latin America, and stands out by its modern vision of development based on it. We look forward to working closely with the various sectors of the Creative Economy and Colombia concerned. Common interests such as trade, tourism, development and support for small and medium enterprises.

He added: “Mutual trade between Colombia and the United Arab Emirates has increased by 21% in the last four years, and we hope that our relationship will continue to thrive with the participation of Colombia in Expo 2020 Dubai.” Collective action.

Cultural events were held as part of the celebration, especially the “Insal plot”, the famous Colombian “salsa” dance and accompanying concert performed in most parts of the world.

The show also included “Sa-Sa-Sa”, “Pachanga”, “Pukalu”, “Mambo” and other dances performed by 14 artists on stage, during which about 100 costumes were changed.

In Al Wasl Square, visitors enjoyed a wonderful audio-visual experience called “Colombia, the Land of Birds,” designed to highlight Colombia’s biodiversity and traditional songs, as well as animation and video clips with Amazon shamanic songs. The celebrations then moved to the Columbia Pavilion, where singer Jason Landeros performed traditional Colombian music, mixing the traditional sounds of Valenado and Cumbria with modern rhythms.