Djibouti celebrated its National Day at Expo 2020 with a visit from Prime Minister Abdoulkader Kamil Mohamed and a performance by a Djiboutian folk group, including a series of traditional dances and folk songs, reflecting both Bedouin and city life.
The Prime Minister was welcomed by Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Tolerance and Coexistence and Commissioner General of Expo 2020 Dubai.
Sheikh Nahyan said, “The Djibouti Pavilion provides Expo 2020 visitors with a clear vision of this Arab country, its capabilities, culture and innovative ideas, as well as its ambitious plans for the future. It also offers visitors the opportunity to explore Djibouti as a logistics centre in East Africa, and its tourism offers and efforts to transform to renewable energy.
“Our relations have always focused on cooperation in sustainable development. Over the years, the UAE has been and continues to be a solid and reliable partner of Djibouti in various fields, such as infrastructure development and in attracting foreign direct investment, among others.”
Prime Minister Mohamed said, “Expo 2020 Dubai provides a platform for multifaceted dialogue between cultures and civilisations, presenting new technologies and infrastructure to the world that strengthen relations between peoples and the culture of peace. This is a time to celebrate the ingenuity of the men and women who are providing a glimpse into the future.