Sierra Leone has celebrated its nationwide day at Expo 2020 Dubai with a flag-raising ceremony on the stage of countries in Al Wasl Plaza.
There had been additionally speeches, cultural performances and a women-led media convention on the Expo Media Centre.
President Julius Maada Bio, welcomed by sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, United Arab emirates minister of tolerance, was accompanied by first woman Fatima Maada Bio.
The cultural performances included a poem recitation by Wilma Knuckles, a toddler ambassador, poet, actress and musician, who’s an activist for kids; and a transferring rendition of Amazing Grace by Rozzy Sokota, Khadison Duwai and Andrew James.
Maada Bio stated: “I extend my warmest felicitations to the esteemed government and its people of the UAE for demonstrating how a brighter future is possible.
“It is in this spirit that I urge greater partnership, dialogue and collaboration among nations, as the world tackles the economic impact of Covid-19, especially among our smaller African economies.”
Located within the Opportunity District, the Sierra Leone pavilion, beneath the theme ‘New Beginning,’ takes guests on a journey to the west African nation, which is wealthy in pure sources.
Nahayan stated: “Sierra Leone’s participation on this World Expo provides us a singular glimpse into what this excellent nation and its pleasant folks have to supply.
“It also allows us to learn more about the unique history, culture and investment opportunities that are available in Sierra Leone, as a future-oriented nation, seeking to create new partnerships for sustainable development.”
National days at Expo 2020 Dubai are moments to have a good time every of the 200-plus International Participants, shining a light-weight on their tradition and achievements and showcasing their pavilions and programming.