Press report – to participate with SANA and the Syrian Arab Media Foundation
In the presence of Syrian and Emirates sides
The Syrian National Day celebration on Expo 2020, Dubai, was launched on Sunday, 14 November2021. In the presence of His Excellency the Minister of Economy and Foreign Trade, Dr. Mohamed Khalil, and His Excellency the Associate Minister for Foreign Affairs and Diaspora Dr. Ayman Susan, and His Excellency Dr. Ghassan Abbas the Ambassador of Syria to the United Arab Emirates and Commissioner-General of the Syrian pavilion of Exp2020 Dubai in the presence of large delegation of representatives and members of the Syrian Chambers of Commerce, Industry and Tourism. From the United Arab Emirates side, His Excellency Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al Zioudi, Minister of State for Foreign Trade, His Excellency Khalifa Shaheen Al-Murr, Minister of State, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, and Her Excellency Reem bint Ibrahim Al- Hashimi,
State minister of International Cooperation and Director-General of Expo 2020 Dubai.
The celebrations began with the official launch ceremony at the Al-wasl plaza which held the Syrian flag – raising ceremony and official words by the Syrian and Emirates sides, followed by a Syrian musician and dancer performance. The Emirates delegation also hosted representatives of the Syrian delegation on an official tour to the Emirates pavilion and the Expo 2020 Dubai management pavilion. This was followed by a visit of the two delegations to the Syrian pavilion to tour and learn about the contents of the pavilion and its exhibits, which include a replica of the Ugarit alphabet, the first alphabet in history, a musical and visual performance of the Nikal song, the first music notation in history, as well as an art exhibition b y distinguished Syrian artists entitled “I am Syrian.
The two delegations also held a press conference at which they spoke to representatives of the media about Syrian participation in Expo. The conference was held in the main area of the Syrian pavilion, which includes some 1,500 paintings sent by Syrians from Syria and all over the world, as a message and window through which the world sees Syria.