Dubai: The Republic of Guinea on Friday opened the doors of the country’s pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai, joining a call for global investment in the West African nation, focusing on the development of its sectors of the energy, agro-industry and infrastructure.
Guinea, known as the ‘Water Tower of Africa’, due to being the origin of many rivers in the region, participates in the mega event under the theme ‘Power at the source of the West Africa ‘, while emphasizing the sustainable development of the country and urban renewal focused on water.
“With 192 participating countries and 25 million visitors expected, Expo 2020 Dubai is a slice of the world and for countries like Guinea, it offers a dynamic platform to showcase the country’s potential and attract foreign investment. It is also important that Guinea consider this participation to deepen its economic and cultural relations with the United Arab Emirates, the host country of the Expo, ”said Seriane Kenema, Deputy Commissioner General of Guinea at Expo 2020.
High mobile penetration
She added that Guinea will seek innovation-driven partnerships in some of the financial services segments such as mobile banking and remittances, as well as e-commerce, mobility, health and agriculture. Guinea is one of the top five African countries with a mobile penetration of 65%.
This is the first time that Guinea has had its own pavilion in a World’s Fair although the country has participated regularly earlier in Hanover, Beijing, Astana and Milan.
During the Expo in Dubai, Guinea will also highlight the country’s National Economic and Social Development Plan based on the “pillars of good governance, economic transformation, development of human capital and protection of resources. natural ”.
This will help create a significant impact by communicating the country’s proposals to the world in a targeted manner. It will also help Guinea take advantage of Expo 2020 Dubai to boost its private sector by using the platform to showcase its business and tourism potential, and strengthen its economic, trade and cultural ties with other countries. The West African country plans to strengthen its private sector and attract investment in a multitude of key sectors.
In the sustainability district, the Guinea pavilion will tackle water management with the help of visitors. The pavilion reflects water, which is an essential part of the country’s history, culture and social norms. Visitors will cross “waterways” inside the pavilion and, during the visit, they will be able to see Guinean historical figures, different regions, learn about people and culture.
The pavilion is the centerpiece of the country’s participation in Expo 2020 Dubai, which also includes business-oriented programming and cultural performances, particularly on the country’s National Day on February 13.