DUBAI – Through Expo 2020 Dubai, Malaysia has generated more than RM70 billion worth of trade, investment and business leads.
Malaysia Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob, said that the total value was from 131 Memoranda of Understanding or Joint-venture Agreements and other business enquiries that involved 4,558 meetings including business matchings.
“Prior to the participation in this expo, Malaysia has set a target to achieve between RM8 billion and RM10 billion in trade and investment potentials over the six month period based on the country’s achievement in Astana Expo, Kazakhstan in 2017,” he said.
He said this during a press conference after the Expo 2020 Dubai Appreciation event. The Expo 2020 Dubai was a 6-month event that started in October 2021 until March 31.
“Some 452 companies from Malaysia also participated in the trade and business programmes that were organised with weekly themes, showcasing more than 10 industries including healthcare, education, halal industry, tourism, and others,” he continued.
Malaysia’s Pavilion a hit at the expo
The Prime Minister added that since the start of Expo 2020 Dubai until March 29, Malaysia’s Pavilion received 1.1 million visitors.
Explaining about the pavilion, he said that the theme of ‘Energising Sustainability’ was inspired from the Twelfth Malaysia Plan that paths the country’s development plan to achieve economic growth and transformation into a prosperous, inclusive and sustainable country.
“The roadmap is anchored on three key themes, namely resetting the economy, strengthening security, wellbeing and inclusivity as well as advancing sustainability,” he added.
The Malaysia Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai had received visits from more than 130 high-level international delegations including from the United States, Saudi Arabia, Australia, Argentina, United Arab Emirates (UAE), the United Kingdom (UK), as well as the European Union.
“Discussions were attended by over 21,000 people in-person and 515,000 people via online to increase their general understanding on the importance, difficulties and challenges faced in efforts to balance the socio-economic development with the environmental sustainability,” he said.
Also present were Senior Minister cum Minister of International Trade and Industry Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali, Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation Datuk Seri Dr Adham Baba, Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Saifuddin Abdullah, Rural Development Minister Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid, and Deputy Works Minister Datuk Arthur Josep Kurup.
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