This week, the protagonist is theAfrica. For the first time in the history of Expo, are present all countries of the African continent with its own pavilion. National days, shows, round tables, to deepen above all potentialities e business opportunity. “Africa is finally ready and open to international business – he stressed Levi Uche Madueke, General Commissioner at the African Union Pavilion -. There has never been a more exciting time than this – he added – to cement relations with other countries in the world and enter into long-term economic partnerships. “The Emirates, according to what was declared by the Dubai Chamber of Commerce at the sixth Global Business Forum Africa, which was held these days at the Earth Pavilion, are the largest investor in Africa, with 1.2 billion dollars in the past five years.
And for a continent that is expected to account for a third of the world’s population by 2100, high-potential sectors are mainly fintech, health care, agriculture and e-commerce. Many African politicians arrived at Expo this week, with the aim of investing and creating new opportunities. And if the Morocco presented its Vision 2025, “Morocco now“, positioning itself as a commercial and financial center for the entire continent, there were appeals to support Africa in its critical issues, such as the one launched by the President of the Congo, Felix Tshisekedi: “In addition to internal reforms – he said – Africa needs a international contest that stimulates its integration into the global economy “. And not aid, as the director of the very rich also explained to us, where it is a reproduction of development skeleton of our ancestor Lucy. Weldegebrial Berhe, Pavilion Director ofEthiopia: “We are not looking for support or help, but cooperation And bilateral agreements, in the tourism, investment and trade sectors, thus growing together “.
Inside the pavilions, instead, space for culture, history, traditions and nature. On the streets, dances, music and colors, with the debut of Bakalama Senegal who brought their energetic dance, handed down from generation to generation in a single family, in the heart of Expo.