Expo 2020 Dubai has signed an agreement with the China-Arab International Cooperation Committee (CAICC) to promote the global destination in the most populous country at the upcoming expo.
Based in Shanghai, CAICC is a government-backed, non-profit organisation that supports China’s One Belt, One Road initiative by stimulating and facilitating business cooperation and cultural communication between China and Arab nations.
Under the agreement, the two entities will work together to encourage Chinese businesses to take full advantage of the many opportunities available before and during Expo 2020 Dubai.
CAICC will also extend its support beyond 2020 by facilitating investment opportunities in District 2020, the interconnected mixed development that will carry forward Expo’s legacy.
Najeeb Mohammed Al-Ali, Executive Director of Dubai Expo 2020 Bureau, said: “As the host of Expo 2010, Shanghai and China understand the huge importance of World Expos and their convening power as a universal force for good.
“Through cooperation with the CAICC, Expo 2020 Dubai will be able to reach out to our target audiences and build new relationships in Shanghai and neighbouring provinces.”
His Excellency Hong Hao, Chairperson of World Expo Museum, former Director General of Expo 2010 Shanghai and former Secretary General of Shanghai Municipal Government, said: “The bilateral relationship between China and the UAE has reached a new level with a newly declared deep strategic partnership between the two countries.
“As Dubai’s sister city, Shanghai is willing to share all the experience of hosting a World Expo and work together to contribute to Dubai’s future development.
“The China-Arab International Cooperation Committee will give maximum support to the organisers of Expo 2020 Dubai.”
The MoU signing follows UAE-China Week earlier this month in which Chinese President Xi visited Abu Dhabi and a string of important trade deals were announced.
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