RIGA - Solutions are being sought to ensure Latvia's participation in the Expo 2020 international exhibition in Dubai, Economy Minister Ralfs Nemiro (KPV LV) told LETA after today's government meeting.
The issue of Latvia's participation in Expo 2020 in Dubai was discussed in a closed session of the government today. Nemiro did not disclose the details of what was discussed, but added that Latvia would not decline to participate in the exhibition and that solutions would be sought.
Meanwhile, Janis Endzins, Chairman of the Board of the Latvian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, told LETA that "today, there is every opportunity to implement the project within the specific time period, and in the necessary quality and funding required to successfully present the country to the world." However, he admitted that the project has faced some challenges.
Latvian Television's investigative news program De Facto reported this past Sunday that Latvia's participation in Expo 2020 in Dubai could be jeopardized as construction on the Latvian pavilion has not been started and other work is being delayed.
Expo 2020 will be held in Dubai from October 2020 to April 2021, with 190 countries expected to participate in the exhibition.
In August of 2018 the Cabinet of Ministers decided to delegate the Latvian Chamber of Commerce and Industry to organize Latvia's participation in the international exhibition Expo 2020 in Dubai.