Expo 2020 Dubai highlights Malaysia’s capabilities, offerings in key economic sectors


DUBAI: Expo 2020 Dubai which took place from October 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022 in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) clearly fits the theme of “Connecting Minds, Creating the Future” in expressing the commitment and resilience of the human spirit to progress and be stronger together.

Deputy Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation Datuk Ahmad Amzad Hashim in his speech in conjunction with Malaysia Day said, the country’s participation in the expo also strengthened international cooperation in tackling climate change and biodiversity loss.

“Through the Malaysia Pavilion themed ‘ Energizing Sustainability ‘, it demonstrates our country’s commitment to sustainable development that balances socio-economic progress and the challenges of environmental conservation.

“Expo 2020 Dubai has opened up many new market opportunities and as well as attracted the interest of various parties to increase trade, investment and cultural exchange.

“We have put together 26 weekly trade and business programs specifically to promote Malaysia’s capabilities and offerings in key economic sectors.

“These programs are led and supported by 21 ministries, 70 agencies and five state governments, bringing with them weekly business representatives from various leading companies in Malaysia,” he said.

In fact, he explained, participation in Expo 2020 Dubai is very important to Malaysia as an economic recovery strategy after the COVID-19 pandemic.

“I am pleased to inform that Malaysia has surpassed the target and managed to secure more than US $ 8.38 billion in business KPIs from global companies in the first eight weeks of participation in Expo 2020 Dubai,” he added.

It proves Malaysia’s ability to continue to be a business hub for investors and trading partners around the world.

Malaysia and the UAE, he explained, maintained close and long -established bilateral ties, strongly bound by economic and cultural ties.

Last year, the UAE became Malaysia’s largest trading partner, largest export destination and second largest source of imports in the Middle East and West Asia region.

-Raja Hisham Raja Zaid