Chile will participate at Expo 2020 Dubai, under the theme of 'sustainability, diversity, tradition and progress' – which embrace the four pillars of ‘Chilean values’.
At its 700-square metre country pavilion, Chile will showcase its renewable energy, infrastructure, mining, tourism, entrepreneurship and innovation, sustainable food production and astronomy industries.
"The priority for Chile at Expo 2020 will be to highlight the four pillars which embody our nation… Chile is a country dedicated to progress and sustainable development, enhancing the quality of life for our citizens,” Alvaro Saieh, commissioner general of Chile, told Dubai state news agency Wam.
Chilean exports to the MENA region jumped 19% to over $425m in 2018, compared with the same period in 2017, said government figures.
Chile is set to pay particular attention to showcasing its renewable energy capabilities – with 4,000 hours of sunshine in certain regions per year, Chile has the best conditions in the world for solar energy production.
Its South American coastline stretches 4,300 kilometres, offering significant potential for marine energy, while the Andes mountain range contains important geothermal energy reserves.
Chile is also world leader in mining and is attracting increasing amounts of foreign investment. Chile holds 29% of the world’s copper reserves, 16% of the molybdenum reserves, 15% of silver reserves, seven percent gold, and 54% of the world’s lithium reserves.
"We are a safe and stable democratic country with an innovative and open business attitude, which is illustrated by our 26 free trade agreements, covering 64 international markets.
There are also good opportunities for overseas investors in out transport infrastructure, as well as other public works, such as reservoirs, hospitals and schools," Saieh told Wam.
Running for six months from 20 October 2020 to 10 April 2021, Expo 2020 Dubai will be the largest event ever held in the Arab region.