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More details given of Latvia's Dubai EXPO plans

A few more details were released April 13 of Latvia's planned participation in the postponed Dubai EXPO event.

As previously reported by LSM the Latvian pavilion will be based on the concept of 'Soil' and will make great play of peat as a material.

On 9 April, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs hosted an online meeting of the Foreign Economic Policy Coordination Council, chaired by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Edgars Rinkēvičs, and the Deputy Chair of the Council, Minister of Economy, Jānis Vitenbergs.

Discussions included an update from the Investment and Development Agency of Latvia (LIAA) on Latvia’s participation in EXPO 2020 in Dubai which is scheduled to take place from 1 October 2021 to 31 March 2022.

"During Latvia’s participation in the world fair, it is important to present the image of the country, which has been cooperatively and jointly developed, and thereby also engaging with Latvian businesses to the maximum possible extent," a Foreign Ministry account of the session said. 

Director of LIAA, Kaspars Rožkalns, said that during EXPO 2020, Latvia’s “national day” will take place on 27 November, coupled with a business forum the following day. A number of culture events have been planned together with the Ministry of Culture – a month of Latvian art in the Dubai art quarter and a guest performance of the Latvian National Opera and Ballet at the Dubai Opera. 

Raimonds Aleksejenko, Deputy State Secretary of the Latvian Ministry of Economy, presented information on EXPO 2025 in Osaka to be held from 13 April to 13 October 2025. 

"Since Latvia accepted the invitation to take part in the exhibition, the Ministry of Economy in association with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs prepared a report on Latvia’s participation in EXPO 2025 for consideration at the Cabinet of Ministers and necessary decision making in this regard," the statement said.

For more information on Latvia’s participation in EXPO 2020, you can visit the www.expo2020.lv website.

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