The Council of Ministers has just approved its participation in Expo 2020 Dubai.
In 2017, the United Arab Emirates, of which Dubai is part, was Belgium's 17th largest client. And our 28th largest supplier (see our trade exchanges here).
But as there has never been a World Expo in the Middle East, Africa or southern Asia, the event goes well beyond the Emirate's borders. This entire part of the hemisphere is bound to attend (70% of visitors will come from abroad). And Belgium will be there.
This is an opportunity to boost our trade exchanges and our investments, as well as to attract future visitors. And all while firmly under the spotlight.