Panama celebrated its Expo 2020 nationwide day earlier, with an action-packed programme of cultural occasions.
Several music stars from the nation took half, with Panama changing into the primary Latin American nation to have fun on the first World Expo within the Arab world.
Najeeb Mohammed Al Ali, government director of the Commissioner General Office at Expo 2020 Dubai welcomed a delegation from Panama led by Ramón E Martínez de la Guardia, minister of commerce and industries.
After a flag-raising ceremony in Al Wasl Plaza, adopted by a blinding cultural show, the delegation moved to the Panama Pavilion for its official inauguration, marked with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.
Finally, a parade unleashed a vibrant celebration replete with folkloric dances, music and extra.
Mohammed Al Ali stated: “We know the Panama Canal as one of many wonders of the trendy world, a novel marvel – a man-made waterway connecting the Pacific and Atlantic oceans that has put Panama on a key route for worldwide maritime commerce.
“As a regional commerce and logistics hub, Panama is a perfect gateway for UAE corporations to entry the brand new progress alternatives which are rising throughout Latin America.
“Through Expo 2020 Dubai, we hope to construct on current partnerships between our two nations.
“At Expo 2020, Panama has invited us to explore its history, culture, art, and gastronomy along with the many competitive advantages that it has to offer as a gateway to Latin America and the Caribbean.”
Latin Grammy-winning rock band Los Rabanes, Latin American Idol winner Margarita Henríquez and jazz vocalist Idania Dowman then took to Al Wasl Stage for a rousing showcase of Panamanian music.
Dubai Millennium Amphitheatre additionally hosted the folkloric ballet group, Panamá Danzas Hoy.
la Guardia stated: “Panama, being a point of convergence and progress, is glad to be present and looks forward to the next six months of this Expo.”
The Panama Canal has lengthy been a catalyst of change, and the Panama Pavilion, positioned in Jubilee, offers guests an opportunity to journey just about via this essential and strategic waterway.