Kinshasa, March 22nd, 2022 (CPA).– President Felix Tshisekedi flew on Monday, from N’djili International Airport, to Dubai in the United Arab Emirates to participate in the national day reserved for Tuesday, in DRC, at Dubai Expo 2020, whose activities are placed under the general theme « Connecting minds, building the future », informed CPA Presidency’s communication unit.
The Congolese Head of State joins in the Emirati capital a large delegation of members of the government led by the Deputy Prime Minister, Minister in charge of Foreign Affairs, Christophe Lutundula Apala, accompanied by economic operators, artists and musicians who are already in the capital Dubai.
Musical groups will be called upon in particular, we are informed, to defend the rumba, recently included by UNESCO on the list of the intangible cultural heritage of humanity.
This Exhibition is a promotional fair, with 192 countries represented, which will give each nation an opportunity to choose a sub-theme and to promote, at the same time, its socio-cultural potential during a day reserved for it, specifies the source. .
As for DRC, a country with multiple potentialities in the center of the continent and in need of promotion on the international level, the sub-theme chosen is: « We make the heart of Africa beat », it is reported.
For the Congolese delegation to Dubai exhibition, this is an indisputable showcase for the influence of Congolese culture and comes, at the right time, to make the world discover not only the innovative and creative spirit of its people, but also all the diversity of its cultural potential.
According to the source, several activities are planned, on the sidelines of this one, in particular the signing of trade agreements between DRC and the United Arab Emirates.
President Felix Antoine Tshisekedi Tshilombo had instructed the government to carefully prepare the participation of DRC in this universal exhibition, in order to ensure its success in a context of competition, each country having released its best cards.
Dubai Expo 2020, previously scheduled for 2020, is currently being held in 2022, due to the paralysis of almost all global activities caused by the coronavirus pandemic.