France prints commemorative stamp to celebrate Expo 2020 Dubai

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France is to issue a commemorative stamp to mark its participation in Expo 2020 Dubai.

The eye-catching memento – which features the dazzling design of France’s pavilion – will be available at post offices throughout the country from June 21.

Anticipation is building for the first world’s fair to be held in the Middle East.

The six-month mega event will get under way on October 1, 2021.

The global spectacle was initially due to begin in October of last year only to be postponed for 12 months due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

France is set to make a big impression on the hotly-anticipated extravaganza.

Construction work on its pavilion is due to be completed this month.

Thousands of solar tiles are being fitted to cover the roof and facade, with each panel drawing inspiration from the palette of Claude Monet’s famous Water Lilies oil paintings.

Standing 21 metres high, with a facade covering 1,800 square metres and a forecourt of 1,000 square metres, the France Pavilion will be the eighth highest and fifth largest pavilion on the Expo site.

The budget for France’s participation at Expo is €28 million ($33.45m).

Half of this amount is for the construction, design and maintenance of the pavilion. The remainder covers operating costs and the six-month programme of events.

France’s budget for Expo 2020 Dubai is twice the amount the country spent at the 2015 Milan Expo.

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Updated: April 4, 2021 08:51 AM