Jakarta (ANTARA) - The government held a discussion on preparations for the Expo 2020 Dubai by highlighting the position of the Indonesian Pavilion in enhancing partnerships.

"The Dubai Expo is the third-largest event after the World Cup and Olympics. Hence, it is an expo of technological discovery and industrial innovation, with approximately 190 countries in attendance," President Joko Widodo remarked at a limited meeting in Jakarta on Tuesday.

The opportunity must be seized optimally, especially for trade, tourism, and investment in the Middle-East market.

The president highlighted the need to make meticulous preparations for Indonesia's participation in an attempt to seize the opportunity.

"The preparations must be detailed. The design of the pavilion must reflect the face of Indonesia as a big country," Widodo noted.

The president expounded that the location of the Indonesian pavilion must also be precise and strategic. This is essential for building trust and good value from potential partners.

Director General of National Export Development of the Trade Ministry Arlinda, had earlier noted that the Indonesian pavilion will feature the sub-theme "opportunity" of the main theme "Connecting Mind Creating the Future."

A total of 25 million people are projected to attend the World Expo 2020 Dubai in the United Arab Emirates from October 20, 2020, to April 10, 2021.

The Indonesian Pavilion will be built after groundbreaking on September 9, 2019.

Several officials attending the meeting comprise Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs Darmin Nasution, Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs Wiranto, Minister of Finance Sri Mulyani Indrawati, Minister of Trade Enggartiasto Lukita, Minister of Industry Airlangga Hartarto, Minister of Home Affairs Tjahjo Kumolo, Minister of Education and Culture Muhadjir Effendy, Minister of Communication and Information Rudiantara, Chairman of the Indonesia Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM) Thomas Trikasih Lembong, Creative Economy Agency (Bekraf) head Triawan Munaf, Presidential Chief of Staff Moeldoko, and Head of Presidential Secretariat Heru Budi Hartono. Related news: Indonesia ready to participate in World Expo 2020 in Dubai

Translator: Bayu P / Azis Kurmala
Editor: Suharto
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