Guinea-Bissau celebrated its Expo 2020 National Day with a visit from His Excellency Umaro Sissoco Embalo, President of the Republic of Guinea-Bissau, who spoke of the inspiration the UAE provides to Africa’s ‘shining star’ and other emerging economies across the continent.
Umaro Sissoco Embalo was welcomed by Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Tolerance and Coexistence, and Commissioner General of Expo 2020 Dubai.
Umaro Sissoco Embalo said: “Expo 2020 Dubai deserves our recognition in fulfilling this giant event in spite of the limitations of Covid-19. The UAE’s persistence in harnessing its own resources to reinvent itself in such a short period of time serves as an example for all.
“It is an honour to be here and to represent Guinea-Bissau and the development of the African continent as a whole and we are here to extend African friendship with the Emirates. With our pavilion located in the Opportunity District, our country of 1,000 rivers demonstrates the sustainable practices of the Republic, as well as how active our people have been in order to overcome our adversities and to be active agents in sustainable development.”