Sierra Leone has celebrated its nationwide day at Expo 2020 Dubai with a flag-raising ceremony on the stage of countries in Al Wasl Plaza.
There have been additionally speeches, cultural performances and a women-led media convention on the Expo Media Centre.
President Julius Maada Bio, welcomed by sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, United Arab emirates minister of tolerance, was accompanied by first girl Fatima Maada Bio.
The cultural performances included a poem recitation by Wilma Knuckles, a baby ambassador, poet, actress and musician, who’s an activist for youngsters; and a shifting rendition of Wonderful Grace by Rozzy Sokota, Khadison Duwai and Andrew James.
Maada Bio stated: “I lengthen my warmest felicitations to the esteemed authorities and its individuals of the UAE for demonstrating how a brighter future is feasible.
“It’s on this spirit that I urge higher partnership, dialogue and collaboration amongst nations, because the world tackles the financial affect of Covid-19, particularly amongst our smaller African economies.”
Positioned within the Alternative District, the Sierra Leone pavilion, beneath the theme ‘New Starting,’ takes guests on a journey to the west African nation, which is wealthy in pure sources.
Nahayan stated: “Sierra Leone’s participation on this World Expo offers us a novel glimpse into what this glorious nation and its pleasant individuals have to supply.
“It additionally permits us to be taught extra in regards to the distinctive historical past, tradition and funding alternatives which might be obtainable in Sierra Leone, as a future-oriented nation, searching for to create new partnerships for sustainable growth.”
Nationwide days at Expo 2020 Dubai are moments to have a good time every of the 200-plus Worldwide Individuals, shining a light-weight on their tradition and achievements and showcasing their pavilions and programming.
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