Ukraine will participate in the World Expo 2020 in Dubai and will be represented at the highest level. This was announced by President Volodymyr Zelensky in an interview with the WAM Emirates news agency.
Zelensky noted that Ukraine cannot miss such an important event.
“We simply cannot miss such an important world event as Expo 2020. I would like to separately thank the UAE leadership for the fact that, despite all the difficulties associated with the coronavirus, the construction of the Ukrainian pavilion was completed in December last year, and now there are internal works. At the World Exhibition in Dubai, our country will be represented at the highest level," said in the message.
At the same time, Zelensky spoke about the architectural image of the pavilion of Ukraine, which will be presented at the exhibition. According to him, the structure embodies the idea of an ear of wheat. It will be 15 meters high.
"Wheat is an important symbol for Ukrainians, and the yellow color on our flag just symbolizes the wheat field and the willingness to contribute to world food security," the president said.
EXPO 2020 - Dubai World Expo (UAE). The location of the exhibition was determined by a vote at the General Assembly of the Bureau of International Exhibitions (IBE) on November 27, 2013 in Paris. Initially, the exhibition was to be held from October 20, 2020 to April 10, 2021 in the city of Dubai (UAE). Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, it was postponed to October 1, 2021. Although the exhibition will take place in 2021, the organizers will retain the name of Expo 2020 for marketing and branding purposes, which signifies the first time a World Expo has been postponed rather than canceled.