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India will be largest participant at Expo 2020 Dubai: Envoy

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ashwani@khaleejtimes.com Filed on August 15, 2021
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There would also be the participation of students in various cultural events for "greater sense of involvement".


India would have the largest participation at the upcoming Expo 2020 Dubai reflecting the strength of bilateral ties, said Pavan Kapoor, Indian Ambassador to the UAE.

“It is very clear that by sheer dint of our proportion of population, by our connections that we’ve in India, we’ll be the largest participant at the Dubai Expo”, Kapoor said during his address on the occasion of the 75th Indian Independence Day, which is being celebrated on Sunday.

The ambassador said that “wonderful success stories” of Indians in the UAE, initiatives and future plans would be showcased at the Indian Pavilion. There would be the participation of students in various cultural events for “greater sense of involvement” of the Indian community with the Expo, he added.

“Diwali will clearly be celebrated in a big way by the Expo authorities. We’ll add to it in our own way to make it even more spectacular,” he said.

Kapoor revealed that a lot of service staff for the Expo would come from India and hoped that the UAE would start issuing visit visas by September.

“It just tells you about the strength of our relations, the importance of our community, not just for those living and working here, but even those in India, how important the Indian population is for the functioning of this country. And that is something, which is well appreciated by the UAE authorities,” he said.

Kapoor said that bilateral relations are growing, and India is focusing a lot on trade and economy and pushing for exports “in a big way”.

“We’ve launched a new programme where we want to push for exports from India in a very big way. And the UAE is such an important recipient of exports from India, the third-largest trading partner for India, will be key to the success of our programme,” the ambassador added.

ashwani@khaleejtimes.com

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Ashwani Kumar

I am a newspaperman from the emirate of Abu Dhabi. A journalist at heart. I get my stories from the streets. A south Indian born in the Hindi heartland, I easily connect with people from different nationalities and cultures. I am calm like a monk, sensitive and very patient reporter. On the ground, I cover a range of topics related to community, health, embassy, tourism, transport, business and sports. I will go out on a leg to do what’s right and stand by what I believe in.





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