Official inauguration of the Qatar Pavilion at Expo 2015

Date May 2, 2015

S.E. Sheikh Ahmed Bin Jassim Bin Mohamed Al Thani, Minister of Economy and Commerce, inaugurated the Qatar Pavilion with the Minister Pier Carlo Padoan, Minister of Economy and Finance, at Expo 2015 in Milan, Italy.

The ceremony was attended by S.E. Abdulaziz Bin Ahmed Al-Maliki, ambassador of Qatar in Italy, as well as by numerous visitors and media delegations.

During his speech at the opening ceremony, SE the Minister expressed his pride for the presence of Qatar in this important international event; he also expressed his sincere congratulations to the Italian Republic and to its people for the exposition which he called "a great achievement" and for  the yesterday official opening.

Furthermore, S.E. the Minister stressed the importance of the participation of Qatar in matters of international interests which are represented in the food security and sustainability, and that it is in line with the main theme of Expo "Feeding the planet. Energy for Life ".

In this line, S.E. the Minister explained that the participation of Qatar is an opportunity to present the achievements of Qatar in terms of development goals and to inform about the projects, initiatives and contributions in various sectors in addition to the renewal and strengthening of economic relations and cultural relations between Qatar and Italy and the other participating nations.

S.E. The Minister ended his speech by saying that the Qatar Pavilion aims to promote the nation of Qatar in the world through the slogan of participation "Seeding sustainability. Innovative solutions for food security", as the Jafeer / basket of food security / is a symbol of the contribution of Qatar to sustainability worldwide.

As regard his part, Pier Carlo Padoan, Minister of Economy and Finance of the Italian said: "My presence today is not only to attend the inauguration, but also to demonstrate the strength of relations between Qatar and Italy. Today Qatar participates in the exposition with important initiatives that demonstrate the importance of Expo Milano 2015 and the joint objectives of the two nations in terms of achievement of sustainability.

S.E. the Minister and Pier Carlo Padoan Minister of Economy and Finance of Italy visited the Pavilion and listened to the explanation of the important achievements of Qatar in terms of development goals and to discover the very important projects in Qatar and its contributions in all the different sectors.

Qatar Pavilion tells the story of Qatar and its message to the world through the slogan "Seeding sustainability. Innovative solutions for food security. " It includes numerous events and cultural activities that reflect the ancient past of Qatar, its bright present and its promising future.

Later, S.E. the Minister visited several pavilions of the participating nations at the exposition, including the pavilion of the Sultanate of Oman, Turkey Pavilion of Italy Pavilion.

Expo is a universal exposition, this year it is held in Milan and runs until 31st October 2015. It is attended by 145 nations.