Israel will participate in World Expo 2020 to be held in Dubai
Expo 2020 Dubai today confirmed that 192 countries have announced their participation, while in Paris, the International Exhibition Bureau said Israel has been invited by the Gulf Arab emirate, making it the most inclusive and diverse Expo to be organized.
An official spokesperson said, “We have invited all countries in the world without exception, in line with our commitment to making Expo 2020 Dubai a truly international event and platform for all of humanity.
“For more than 170 years, World Expos have been apolitical events focused on furthering humanity for the common good through innovation, cultural exchange, creativity, and collaboration. We are proud to continue that tradition.”
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu welcomed the invitation, saying it was “another expression of the rising status of Israel in the world and the region.”
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed Israel’s participation and welcomed “the opportunity to share our spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship and to present Israeli innovations and trailblazing technology in various fields such as water, medicine, and information technology.”
“We are delighted to be part of this joint venture,” it said.