Cyprus President, Nicos Anastasiades, travels to Dubai today accompanied by a large delegation for meetings and consultations aiming to strengthen bilateral cooperation between Cyprus and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). He will also visit Cyprus` kiosk at EXPO 2020, one of the biggest world exhibitions.
A business forum will take place on February 24, in the presence of President Anastasiades who is poised to make an address. He will also address an event at the Cyprus kiosk for the celebrations of Cyprus national day.
The Cypriot delegation comprises, among others, the Ministers of Finance, Energy, Transport and Agriculture, the Deputy Ministers of Innovation, Shipping and Tourism, the Deputy Minister to the President and the Deputy Spokesperson, as well as entrepreneurs.
During the visit, a series of bilateral meetings with UAE officials will take place. President Anastasiades will brief them on the Cyprus issue, Turkish provocations in Varosha and the issue of Confidence Building Measures, as well as the developments in the Eastern Mediterranean.
EXPO 2020 is one of the largest expos in the world which opened on October 1st, 2021 and will end on March 31st. Cyprus` participation is coordinated by the Deputy Ministry of Innovation and Research and Invest Cyprus.
The main theme of this year`s expo is “Connecting Minds, Creating the Future”, with the aim to set up a global platform for agreements and international cooperation. 192 countries participate in the expo that attracts 25 million visitors.
A hologram of Goddess Aphrodite welcomes visitors to Cyprus` kiosk evoking the beauty, history and culture of the island.
Cyprus` participation is considered a world-class opportunity to promote the rich culture and civilization of the island, including the many options in tourism. It also promotes the country as an educational and science destination with opportunities for research and innovation as well as an investment hub.