DUBAI: The Malaysia Pavilion today celebrated Malaysia Day by paying tribute to the country’s achievements in key sectors such as economy, social, culture, science and technology, in conjunction with the day of honor given by the Dubai Expo 2020 to participating countries.
It is also the achievement of 100 days of Malaysia’s participation in the Dubai Expo 2020, which runs from October 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022, the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI) said in a statement today.
The Malaysian delegation led by MOSTI Deputy Minister Datuk Ahmad Amzad Hashim was welcomed by United Arab Emirates State Minister Ahmed Ali Al Sayegh.
“The Dubai 2020 Expo themed” Connecting Minds, Creating the Future “has opened up many new and exciting market opportunities for Malaysia in enhancing trade, investment and cultural exchange,” said Ahmad Amzad Hashim in his speech at the event on behalf of MOSTI Minister Datuk Seri Dr. Adham Baba.
The Dubai 2020 Expo has also given Malaysia the opportunity to strengthen its position as an economic hub in the Southeast Asian region.
The Prime Minister, Datuk Sri Ismail Sabri Yaakob had earlier announced that Malaysia had secured more than RM33.9 billion in potential trade and investment returns in the first eight weeks of participation in the Dubai 2020 Expo.
Malaysia up to the 12th week has generated RM35.2 billion in potential trade and investment returns. These achievements were achieved through 71 Memoranda of Understanding, Memoranda of Cooperation and Letters of Intent as well as 793 business indicators with several international companies.
The Malaysia Pavilion has so far received 500,000 visitors.