Norway to showcase maritime innovation at Expo 2020 Dubai

Bilateral trade between the UAE and Norway reached $244.7 million in 2016, with more than 100 Norwegian companies based in the country.
Norway to showcase maritime innovation at Expo 2020 Dubai
Norway’s participation in the event was confirmed in a letter signed by Prime Minister Erna Solberg and delivered by Norwegian ambassador Jens Eikaas to Reem Al Hashimy, UAE Minister of State for International Cooperation and director general of the Dubai Expo 2020 bureau.
Norway will use Expo 2020 Dubai to showcase maritime technology and innovations, Norwegian and Expo officials announced on Monday.
The Scandinavian country’s participation in the event was confirmed in a letter signed by Prime Minister Erna Solberg and delivered by Norwegian ambassador Jens Eikaas to Reem Al Hashimy, UAE Minister of State for International Cooperation and director general of the Dubai Expo 2020 bureau.
Under the theme ‘pioneers of the ocean space’, Norway will use Expo 2020 to showcase its technology and innovations from a range of ocean industries such as oil and gas, maritime and seafood.
Norway is considered a leader in sustainable ocean resource management and research, with maritime industries accounting for 70 percent of the country’s total export revenues.
The OECD expects that such ocean-based industries will generate more than 40 million jobs by 2030, with the global ocean economy set to double in that same time period.
“We want Expo 2020 Dubai to be a celebration of the latest technologies and innovations, so we are delighted that Norway, one of the most forward-thinking countries on the planet, has confirmed its participation,” Reem Al Hashimy said.
Al Hashimy added that, like the UAE, “Norway is a country that understands the value of the world’s oceans and the need to protect them, so we are excited to see the ideas and innovations that they will bring to Expo, and the world, in 2020.”
Statistics show that bilateral trade between Norway and the UAE reached $244.7 million in 2016, with more than 100 Norwegian companies in various sectors based in the country.
“Expo 2020 Dubai offers our country an excellent opportunity to show the world how Norway is a true leader in technology and innovation, particularly in the ocean space,” ambassador Jens Eikaas said.
“Expo 2020 is not only a gateway to the UAE and the region, but also an opportunity to gain access to markets across Africa and South Asia that are particularly relevant for our expertise in areas including oil and gas, maritime, renewable energy and environmental technology.”

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