The growth of diplomatic, scientific and economic cooperation, starting from countries of the Mediterranean region and extending to those bordering the Indian Ocean, is the cornerstone of the Italian fishing industry’s participation in Expo 2020 Dubai.
This was further confirmed with the ninth edition of Blue Sea Land, held this year in an entirely digital format for the first time.
The event, organised by the Fisheries and Blue Growth District, will see academics, economists and diplomats engaged in a series of debates and workshops, during which they will contribute ideas, proposals, projects and energies for arriving at a shared vision for regenerating environmental resources.
Ever since the outset, the Expo of the Mediterranean, African and Middle Eastern clusters has been aimed at developing widespread cooperation between the Mediterranean region and countries bordering the Indian Ocean.
An objective that the Commissioner’s Office for Italy’s participation in Expo 2020 Dubai intends pursuing at the forthcoming Universal Exhibition, the first to be held in the Arab world.
“With Blue Sea Land, we will bring to Expo 2020 Dubai a unique reference model in the entire Mediterranean basin for the collaboration between economic-productive systems in strategic sectors including blue economy, sustainable economy, fishing, the fight against sea pollution and the aquaculture of the future,” declared the Assistant Commissioner General, Marcello Fondi, during the panel meeting “The fishing industry and internationalisation”.
“A model we intend replicating in Dubai, extending it to the countries bordering the Red Sea and the Indian Ocean. In particular, to the “Association of Coastal States”, currently under the presidency of the United Arab Emirates, involved on par with Italy in fighting against climate change, preventing natural disasters, and protecting sustainable economy and marine biodiversity”.