October 1 marked Vietnam’s seventh appearance at the World EXPO under the direction of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.
Speaking at the opening ceremony, Deputy Minister, Mr. Ta Quang Dong said: “The COVID-19 pandemic is one of the most memorably devastating catastrophes of modern history, causing a tremendous impact on every aspect of social life.
“The participation of Vietnam at EXPO 2020 demonstrates the firm commitment and great efforts of the Vietnamese Government to promote its national image, raise the cultural and creative values of Vietnamese people and to add Vietnamese colour to the vivid-coloured painting of the world.”
Expo 2020 Dubai runs for six months starting October 1, 2021
Attending the event were Prof. Dr. Ta Quang Dong, Deputy Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism; Mr. Nguyen Manh Tuan, the Ambassador of Viet Nam to the UAE; Mrs. Nguyen Phuong Hoa, Commissioner General of Viet Nam at EXPO 2020 Dubai, Director General of the International Cooperation Department of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and international guests, including Mr. Omar Shehaded, Expo 2020 Dubai’s Chief of International Participants, Mr. Graham Cooke, Founder and President of World Travel Awards as well as Ambassadors and Commissioner Generals, Pavilion Director of International participants especially ASEAN member states and ASEAN Secretariat at EXPO 2020 Dubai and many more.
Covering an area of more than 850 sqm, the Viet Nam Pavilion is located at the Opportunity District, featuring the theme – “Distilling the past, Shaping the future.”
Compared to previous Expos, this year, in addition to promoting national culture and traditions, the Viet Nam Pavilion also highlights numerous new achievements in science and technology.
Visitors can experience Vietnam through 3D VR glasses, touchscreens and learn more about technological achievements of “Make in Viet Nam” (a special campaign to emphasise the initiative in the creation and design of high-tech products by Vietnamese), such as the Dragon satellite line, sneakers made from recycled coffee and plastic, 3D-printed carbon fibre unibody products and Vietnam’s own artificial intelligence robot and many more.
According to Ms. Nguyen Phuong Hoa, Vietnam’s Commissioner General at EXPO 2020 Dubai, Viet Nam Pavilion will actively promote international collaboration, trade, investment and tourism through seminars, forums and B2B and B2C meetings.
Vietnam will also participate in international events at Expo 2020 Dubai such as ASEAN Day on Dec.13, 2021 and Francophonie Week in March 2022.
Vietnam is the only Asian country to take part in the virtual reality tour hosted by the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie (OIF).
The most anticipated event is the Vietnam National Day (Dec.30) when Vietnam will be in the spotlight with a series of activities including a Vietnamese flag raising ceremony, a parade, projection of the Vietnamese flag on the surface of Al Wasl Plaza’s dome, Vietnamese outdoor arts and fashion performance, a country business briefing and a trade promotional event for investors and businesses, along with Vietnamese Film Week.
Expo 2020 Dubai runs for six months.