• Zambia is among over 192 countries that are at the Expo 2020 Dubai.
• Zambia is expected to celebrate its National Day on 20th January, 2022.
• Over 40 Zambian companies are expected to participate in the Dubai Expo.
Government says Zambia is one of over 192 countries participating at the 2020 Dubai Exposition which commenced on 1st October, 2021 and is running up to 31st March, 2022.
Speaking at a media briefing, Ministry of Information and Media Permanent Secretary Kennedy Kalunga said the aim of the World Expo is to provide opportunities to look at how both advanced and emerging economies can work together and build new bridges to foster balanced and equitable growth.
Mr. Kalunga stated that countries have been allocated National Days to promote trade and investment, tourism and cultural endowments and Zambia is expected to celebrate its National Day on 20th January, 2022.
He added that on the sidelines of the event, the country is scheduled to hold a Trade and Business Forum under the theme “Doing Business in Zambia, whose objective of will be to showcase the country’s trade and investment opportunities.
“Zambia is also expected to showcase her cultural heritage and various other opportunities for both leisure and investments from her rich cultural diversity, vast agro production capacity and large value addition opportunities.”
“His Excellency, Mr. Hakainde Hichilema, President of the Republic of Zambia, is expected to grace the National Day scheduled for 20th January, 2022 in Dubai,” Mr. Kalunga said.
Mr. Kalunga revealed that over 40 Zambian companies are expected to participate in the high level global event that will bring together over 25 million people from various parts of the world.
“I am glad to state that preparations for Zambia’s participation at this high level global event that will bring together over 25 million people from various parts of the world, have since advanced to ensure that the country derives maximum benefits from the Expo. Government is delighted by the enthusiasm shown by Zambian companies to participate in the Expo.”
“Other activities that the Government has lined up in Dubai include, Tourism Week, Fashion Week as well as a Commodity Week as platforms to showcase ‘proudly’ Zambian products in these sectors,” he stated.
Meanwhile, Mr. Kalunga advised the media to take keen interest in the Expo by highlighting Zambia’s participation and the business deals that various companies are expected to strike for the benefit of the country.
“Government believes that the media is a critical partner and player in advancing Zambia’s interest at the international stage.”
The 2020 Dubai Expo is being held under the theme, “Connecting Minds, Creating the Future” and has three sub-themes on Opportunity, Mobility and Sustainability.
Zambia is exhibiting under, the “Opportunity” sub-theme with a country theme of “Come to Zambia, a land of Peace and Opportunities.”