King Tupou VI. Photo/File

Taking part in Expo 2020 will be as “a grand opportunity for our kingdom, and its people,” according to the Tongan organising committee.

King Tupou VI has chosen the theme ‘Opportunity’ to promote investment in infrastructure, new export markets, tourism, youth and education.

“The Kingdom of Tonga is a blank canvas for investors, not only from the Middle East, but the rest of the world,” His Majesty said.

“Expo 2020 will bring the world to us – you’re going to have America, Russia, China, all these nations coming to the UAE and that for Kingdom of Tonga, is an opportunity not to be missed.”

Tonga will have a three storied pavilion to showcase the kingdom.

About 25 million visitors are expected to attend the event in Dubai.

Expo 2020 is expected to attract delegates from about 200 countries in a new, purpose-built venue known as the Dubai World Trade Centre-Jebel Ali.

It is the first World Expo to be held in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia region and the first to be hosted by an Arab nation.

The Expo 2020 site spans 4.38 square kilometres and will have its own metro station, capable of transporting 36,000 passengers per hour.

The UAE recently opened its first embassy in the United Arab Emirates.

The main points

  • Taking part in Expo 2020 will be as “a grand opportunity for our kingdom, and its people,” according to the Tongan organising committee.
  • King Tupou VI has chosen the theme ‘Opportunity’ to promote investment in infrastructure, new export markets, tourism, youth and education.

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