Dubai, November 16, 2021: Brazil celebrated National Day at Expo 2020 Dubai in the presence of a state delegation from the Latin American country led by President Jair Bolsonaro, highlighting the potential to escalate trade, investment and cultural relations with the UAE and the Arab world in general.
The National Day celebration comes close to the Brazil Pavilion in the Sustainability District registered 401,177 visitors since the opening of the Expo 2020.
“This is a unique celebration of National Day at the Expo 2020 and it symbolizes, as well as send out a message on the importance of the robust relationship Brazil has with the UAE. The presence of the President Jair Bolsonaro and a state ministerial delegation emphasizes this further with the Expo 2020 bringing the world under one canopy,” said Elias Martins Filho, Commissioner-General for Brazil Expo 2020 Dubai.
The delegation also included Augusto Pestana, President of the Brazilian Export and Investment Promotion Agency (Apex-Brasil), the nodal agency managing the country's participation at the Expo.
As part of a host of National Day celebrations, Brazil Pavilion is also hosting the world's jiu-jitsu training event jointly. The decision to host Jiu-Jitsu was taken after a meeting between Abdul Moneim Al Hashemi, President of the UAE and Asian Jiu-Jitsu Federations and First Vice President of the Jiu –Jitsu International Federation and Fernando Luís Lemos Igreja, Brazilian Ambassador to the UAE.
Visitors to the Brazil Pavilion continues to be a mix of business and leisure visitors with the attractions including the biodiversity which the country has highlighted to communicate the conservation endeavors of the country and commitment to environment and climate change mitigation.
For business visitors, Brazil is also offering potential opportunities in investment and trade across key verticals such as food, travel and tourism.