For the first time in World Expo history, every participating country will have its own pavilion at the Dubai Expo 2020, to which Solomon Islands will also showcase.
The Solomon Islands Commissioner General to the Dubai Expo 2020, H.E. Ambassador Moses Kouni Mose is currently liaising with event organisers to ensure all remaining logistics are sorted at the Solomon Islands Pavilion before the influx of large visitor numbers anticipated within the next few weeks.
The Solomon Islands pavilion occupies two spaces - one being the main visitor’s booth whilst there is also a specially designated office space which has 5 desktop computers, the Commissioner General’s office, a huge printer, and an executive like boardroom and adjourning storage room.
With the Official Opening ceremonies of the Dubai Expo 2020 concluded on Thursday 30th September, Ambassador Mose utilized Day One of the event in liaising with the Country Manager Samer Mahmassni to have all the remaining logistics issues sorted.
Ambassador Mose said that with life returning to some sort of normalcy due to the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Solomon Islands was grateful to the organisers for going out of their way to ensure that all logistics and administrative matters pertaining to the Solomon Islands Pavilion was achieved with the initial intended timelines.
“Í must applaud the immense work carried out by the organisers in trying to meet every preparation deadline and as for our SI Pavilion, it’s almost like living in an Executive Suite of any top corporate business office, and yes the Emirati’s have really pampered us well and so we must reciprocate by fully supporting and engaging with them in every way possible,” Ambassador Mose said.
With preparation works now complete for almost all country pavilions, Ambassador Mose is looking forward to turning the office space into a typical Solomon Island village, so that visitors will be made to feel more at home and in a truly Melanesian setting.
“From a Biblical perspective, we could consider ourselves as the David against the Goliath, but through God’s grace, we want to punch above our weight by being persistent in our engagement”, Ambassador Mose said.
Ambassador Mose whilst acknowledging the full support given by officials from the respective Government departments in Honiara, His Excellency was also finding time to acclimatize to the hot desert weather, but was somewhat comforted with the ever prevailing cool desert winds blowing in from the Persian Gulf.
Source: Press Release, Office of the Prime Minister and Cabinet