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New Zealand is the lat­est na­tion to for­mally an­nounce its participation in Expo 2020 Dubai.

Its participation will come six years af­ter an agree­ment was signed on the de­ploy­ment of re­new­able en­ergy so­lu­tions in var­i­ous parts of the world.

New Zealand al­ready gen­er­ates nearly 85% of its to­tal en­ergy supply us­ing re­new­able sources, while the UAE has set a tar­get of 44% to come from clean sources by 2050. Dubai has set its own tar­get of 75%.

Expo 2020 Dubai, which has the theme Con­nect­ing Minds, Cre­at­ing the Fu­ture, opens on 20 Oc­to­ber 2020 and closes six months later, on 10 April 2021. More than 180 na­tions are ex­pected to par­tic­i­pate.

His High­ness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Mak­toum, Chair­man of the Expo 2020 Dubai Higher Com­mit­tee, said: “New Zealand’s de­ci­sion to take part in Expo 2020 un­der­lines the im­por­tance that Dubai plays as a global des­ti­na­tion and a point of con­ver­gence for the peo­ples of the world.”

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