Sarah Al Amiri Visits the Honduras and Botswana Pavilions at Expo 2020


Dubai: Her Excellency Sarah bint Youssef Al Amiri, Minister of State for Advanced Technology, visited the Honduras and Botswana pavilions at  Expo 2020 Dubai. Her Excellency was briefed on economic and investment opportunities, and reviewed strategies and projects aimed at encouraging investment and business development, particularly in the fields of technology and infrastructure.

During her visit to the Honduras pavilion, designed around the theme of “Learning about our country’s antiquities, culture and biodiversity”, the Her Excellency viewed a comprehensive presentation on the distinctive features of the Central American country, including the architectural style of its historical cities, its stunning beaches, and its variety of tourist experiences that celebrate the rich cultural heritage of the country, its picturesque nature and diverse cuisine.

Her Excellency listened to an explanation of Honduras’s vision for business development and investment promotion, and the progress made by the country in enhancing the business environment in order to attract foreign investment.

In her visit to the Botswana pavilion, participating under the theme “Creating new possibilities through the right connections”, Her Excellency was briefed on the industrial opportunities offered in the southern African country, such as mining, precious stones and mineral exploitation, in addition to the sectors of innovation, technology, tourism, food, financial services. Her Excellency was also introduced to Botswana’s arts and crafts, including a variety of handicrafts such as jewellery and dyes sourced from sustainable and organic and materials.

Her Excellency also learned about the richness of Botswana’s tourism ecosystem and the existing opportunities in innovation, in particular the use of solar energy, the manufacture of hearing aids and other advanced medical devices.

The three sub-themes of Expo 2020 Dubai are Sustainability, Mobility and Opportunity, and each participating nation has devised their pavilion in line with one of them. They all reflect the Expo’s larger slogan, “Connecting Minds, Creating the Future”, which underlines the importance of creativity, innovation and technology as a basis for the next stage of humanity’s progress.