DUBAI, 14 November 2021 – Algeria celebrated its National Day at Expo 2020 Dubai on Sunday, 14 November, with a series of performances that highlighted the rich artistic and cultural heritage of the ‘Country of a Million Martyrs’, as Africa’s largest country is known. The festivities included a flag-raising ceremony in Al Wasl Plaza.
Algeria’s Prime Minister and Finance Minister, Ayman Benabderrahmane, led a high-profile delegation and was welcomed by Najeeb Mohammed Al-Ali, Executive Director, Commissioner General Office, Expo 2020 Dubai.
Najeeb Mohammed Al-Ali praised the presence of Algeria at Expo 2020 and its long-standing relations with the UAE, describing the nation’s participation as an important opportunity to boost cultural and economic cooperation between the two countries.
Najeeb Mohammed Al-Ali said: “The participation of Algeria under the theme ‘Voyage of Life’ allows everybody the opportunity to discover the progress that Algeria has achieved in several fields, and it is an opportunity to discover the journey of this amazing country since the dawn of history until the present. It showcases its human aspect, which elevates the hopes, aspirations and ideas of its people through a ‘portal to the future of Algeria’.”
The Algeria Pavilion highlights the nation’s most important projects, including those in the field of renewable energy; as well as new ideas, plans and future programmes to attract investors from all the world.
Prime Minister Benabderrahmane said: “I would like to thank all those involved in Expo 2020 Dubai for welcoming my country to participate in this World Expo through our ‘Voyage of Life’ themed pavilion so that we can share with the world our culture, the milestones of our ancient history and our ambitions for the future.”
Located in the Mobility District, the Algeria Pavilion is inspired by the ancient city of Kasbah, a nod to the past while also looking to the future. It is a country of stunning contrasts, from ancient Roman sites to snow-capped mountains and Mediterranean beaches, all of which are explored in the pavilion. The pavilion is centred around the theme of journeys, as Algeria is a place with a long tradition of seafaring and trade. It invites visitors to experience the country’s natural wonders, as well as its people.
National and Honour Days at Expo 2020 Dubai are moments to celebrate each of our 200-plus International Participants, shining a light on their culture and achievements and showcasing their pavilions and programming. Each features a flag-raising ceremony at the Stage of Nations in Al Wasl Plaza, followed by speeches and cultural performances.
Running until 31 March 2022, Expo 2020 has invited visitors from across the planet to join the making of a new world in a six-month celebration of human creativity, innovation, progress and culture.