Latvia will participate at EXPO 2020... somehow

Latvia will have a presence at the Dubai EXPO 2020 event, but the form that participation will take remains to be decided, Economics Minister Ralfs Nemiro said November 26.

While it was originally intended that Latvia would construct its own custom-made pavilion, the alternative option of filling up a ready-made space is still a possibility, the minister said.

“We decided to participate. We will review participation rates and costs. We made that decision. However, based on price rises on the Arab Emirates side, we also need to review this amount,” said Nemiro.

The government is expected to make final decisions in mid-December on what form participation will take, giving less than a year to get everything in place in Dubai.

“I can't say anything about the amount right now," Nemiro said, adding . "if we decide to take part in the exhibition without building our own pavilion but using rented premises, it will definitely change both the amount and the concept." As a result, we cannot decide to continue with construction procurement if we have conceptually decided not to participate in our construction, ”Nemiro said.

As previously reported by LSM the International Expo 2020 Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, will run from 20 October 2020 to 10 April 2021.

Latvia has earmarked EUR 4.2 million for the Latvian Pavilion.  

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