L-R: Maggy Nagel, Commissioner General; Franz Fayot, Luxembourg's Minister of the Economy; Reem Al Hashimi, UAE's Minister of State & Managing Director for Dubai World Expo 2020; Credit: MECO

Luxembourg's Ministry of the Economy has announced that the Luxembourg pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai will be "preserved for an extended period".

During his visit to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Luxembourg's Minister of the Economy, Franz Fayot, visited on Monday the site of the Luxembourg pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai which will take place from 1 October 2021 to 31 March 2022.

The Economy Minister and Maggy Nagel, Commissioner General of the Luxembourg Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai, met Reem Al Hashimi, Minister of State and Managing Director for the Dubai World Expo 2020 Bid Committee.

During this meeting, Minister Franz Fayot accepted the proposal of the Dubai authorities to take over the Luxembourg pavilion to give it a new use at the end of Expo 2020.

The Economy Minister explained: “The organiser's proposal to take over the Luxembourg pavilion at the end of Expo 2020 gives us the opportunity to extend the duration of its existence at no cost to Luxembourg. The emblematic architecture of the building, symbol of the openness and dynamism of our country, will thus be preserved for an extended period. I am delighted that, for Luxembourg, Expo 2020 will continue well beyond the six months planned”.

Commissioner General Maggy Nagel added: “The work of the Metaform office and the team on this project will thus be preserved. This magnificent building will fit perfectly into the innovative spirit of the new town-planning complex that will develop in the years to come around the current site of the Universal Exhibition”.