The Solomon Islands delegation to the Dubai 2020 World Expo led by the Minister of Commerce, Industry, Labor and Immigration Hon Frederick Kologeto arrived in Dubai on Sunday 19 December ahead of the Solomon Islands National Day on December 21.
The delegation consisting of Government and Private Sector Officials and cultural performers arrived on separate flights from Sydney and Singapore and were met by Solomon Islands Deputy Commissioner General (DCG) Dennis Marita and Staff of the Solomon Islands Expo Pavilion.
The 10-member performing group includes five Iare pan pipers from Makira Ulawa Province and three contemporary musicians accompanied by the Director of Government Communications Mr. George Herming.
The Solomon Islands National Day will be celebrated at the main Expo Pavilion on Tuesday 21 December.
The event provides a rare opportunity for Solomon Islands to promote its investment opportunities and way of life to the outside world.
Some countries around the world have already celebrated their National Days and promoted their countries to the host country and international visitors which were attended by the Solomon Islands Pavilion Staff.
Minister Kologeto is expected to deliver the Solomon Islands Expo statement during the event to be followed by an explosion of cultural and contemporary performances by our local artists.
“This is our unique opportunity to highlight our country to the outside world and I would like to thank the Government and people of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for this wonderful opportunity,” said DCG Marita.
The Solomon Islands Expo official team is being headed by the Commissioner General His Excellency Ambassador Moses Kouni Mose supported by DCG Marita and representatives from the Government and Private Sector since the opening of the Expo in September this year.
According Mr. Marita, the Solomon Islands Pavilion has attracted thousands of international visitors so far with hundreds buying locally made products on sale at the event.
The Expo will officially end in March 2022.
The Solomon Islands official delegation are expected to return home at the end of this month.