The Republic of Suriname celebrated its National Day at Expo 2020 Dubai with a distinguished set of cultural and entertainment events and activities.
It included live performances in front of the public at Al Wasl Square and various other performances in various places at the site of the international event, in the presence of Chandrikaprasad Santokhi, President of the Republic of Suriname.
Reem Al Hashemi, Minister of State for International Cooperation and Director General of Expo 2020 Dubai, received Chandrikaprasad Santokhi and the accompanying delegation, where the official celebration of the flag-raising ceremony and the playing of the national anthem of the United Arab Emirates and the national anthem of the Republic of Suriname began.
Chandrikaprasad Santokhi said: “I am pleased to take this opportunity to congratulate my Emirati brothers and sisters on the 50th National Day of the United Arab Emirates. May God bless you with continued prosperity and successful endeavours. Your achievements have demonstrated to the world how effective stimulation of human development and sustainable growth is, and this is an inspiration to the world, because it has contributed in the well-being of your people.
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He added, “World leaders have been tasked with ensuring and protecting the right to development, which in this context is the ideal condition for creating a sustainable environment. Thus, I see Expo 2020 Dubai, in which great innovations are revealed, provides a suitable platform for businesses and stakeholders.”
The celebrations of the Republic of Suriname on its national day included musical and lyrical performances from folklore. At the end of the ceremony, Chandrikaprasad Santokhi, Reem Al-Hamshi and a number of senior officials from the two countries and members of the diplomatic corps inspected the pavilion of the Republic of Suriname at Expo 2020 Dubai.
During a press conference held at the Expo 2020 Dubai media center, Albert Ramdin, Minister of Foreign Affairs, International Trade and International Cooperation of the Republic of Suriname, praised the insightful vision of the wise leadership of the United Arab Emirates and its foresight for the future based on scientific foundations, saying that thanks to this vision, the UAE has become during a period of Brief is the admiration of the world, given the development it has reached in various aspects and sectors.
He added, “We look forward to building effective and strong partnerships with the UAE in many areas, especially in terms of trade exchange, food security, investments, oil, energy, mining, eco-tourism, and others… We have signed six important agreements with the UAE government, and there are more.” Some of the agreements that will be signed during the next few period include a variety of different sectors.”
He stressed that the Republic of Suriname is open to the world and looks forward through Expo 2020 Dubai to attracting more investments in various sectors related to mining, tourism, gold, oil and gas, indicating that the laws in the Republic of Suriname guarantee the rights of investors. His Excellency indicated that some amendments will soon be made to the investment laws in his country to provide more facilities and incentives to investors and enable them to carry out their investment and commercial activities comfortably in the country.
He also stressed the strength of the relationship between the Republic of Suriname and the United Arab Emirates, and revealed that the Republic of Suriname intends to establish a commercial office in Dubai to expand its relations in the Middle East and North Africa, stressing his country’s keenness to establish more various partnerships with many countries, which would contribute to Achieving the well-being of Suriname and its people.
For his part, Najeeb Mohammed Al-Ali, Executive Director of the Office of the Commissioner-General of Expo 2020 Dubai, said: “The Suriname Pavilion invites visitors to immerse themselves in its scenic natural beauty and represents the greenest country on earth, and showcases its sustainable practices.”
“We hope that Suriname’s presence at Expo 2020 Dubai will lead to the strengthening of the many partnerships between our two countries across various fields of common interest, including agribusiness, investments, tourism, renewable energy and others,” he added.
The Suriname Pavilion emits a feeling of exclusivity and exclusivity, as each visitor embarks on a journey of discovery through the country’s diverse landscapes, either listening to the sounds of the city or the rhythms of nature. This experience immerses all the senses with the help of special effects.
The National and Honorary Days at Expo 2020 Dubai are occasions to celebrate each of the more than 200 international participants, highlight their cultures and achievements, and showcase their pavilions and programmes. Each one is marked by a flag-raising ceremony on the Nations Platform in Al Wasl Square, followed by cultural performances and speeches.
Expo 2020 Dubai will continue until March 31, 2022, and the international event invites visitors from all over the planet to participate in creating a new world, in a six-month celebration of human creativity, innovation, progress and culture.
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