The Indian Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai has recorded a footfall of half a million visitors since its inauguration on October 1, 2021, India’s Minister of Commerce and Industry, Consumer Affairs, Food, Public Distribution and Textiles, Piyush Goyal has said.
Goyal tweeted: “#IndiaAtDubaiExpo stands tall, showcasing our capabilities in achieving ambitious goals for global good, which reflects India’s Partnerships, Pride & its People.”
Talking about the success of the India Pavilion, Sunjay Sudhir, Ambassador of India to the UAE, said: “India is honoured to participate in Expo 2020 Dubai, a global platform where different nations have congregated to showcase their business potential and cultural heritage. As India is an important and growing investment destination, Expo 2020 Dubai has given us a unique opportunity to network with global stakeholders and secure investments for our country.”
He added: “We are delighted to see the response from the visitors who wish to immerse themselves in modern India’s confluence of opportunities and potential. The visitors have participated enthusiastically and have rejoiced in the festivities at India Pavilion. We will ensure that the momentum is sustained and our visitors get to experience the real essence of India as we move ahead in our journey at the Expo.”
The India Pavilion has hosted various meetings and events pertaining to investments across focus sectors and states along with cultural events for the visitors since its inauguration. Besides showcasing India as an attractive investment destination on an international platform, Expo 2020 Dubai has been pivotal in strengthening the bilateral trade relations with the UAE and cultural ties between India and the rest of the world.
The India Pavilion has been recognised as one of the most iconic pavilions at Expo 2020 Dubai by American Institute of Architects and is one of the most visited pavilions at Expo 2020 Dubai. The pavilion has played a key role in showcasing the Indian start-up ecosystem amongst global audience through the Innovation Hub bus.
Among the states, Gujarat, Telangana, Karnataka, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and the Union Territory of Ladakh have already showcased their business potential and have secured investment opportunities in key sectors.
The upcoming weeks at India Pavilion will witness participation from several other Indian states.