“To unite all Countries, get to know each other better and discover different cultures and investment opportunities, is one of the Expo’s most important aspects. And this is the Beauty of the Italy Pavilion.” This was the statement made by Reem Al Hashimy, Minister of International Cooperation of the United Arab Emirates and Managing Director for Expo Dubai, in relating her impressions in an interview aired on Rai’s GR1 news bulletin following the unveiling ceremony of our Country’s Pavilion.
Reem Al Hashimy was particularly impressed by the balance struck between tradition and technology that characterises the re-production of Michelangelo’s David, which was presented at the Theatre of Memory that will house it during the 6-month Expo: “The 3D copy not only reveals the opportunities underlying tourism, fashion and design, but also the absolute excellence of new technologies.”
Underlying this project is the fundamental work of a very large number of women who, also in the United Arab Emirates, increasingly hold institutional or highly prestigious offices, said the Managing Director for Expo Dubai. “Stereotypes are generally dangerous for everybody, not only for Arab or Islamic women. The United Arab Emirates have a proven experience in women’s empowerment: we have nine lady ministers and more than half of the parliamentarians are women and we also have a large number of female entrepreneurs and scientists.”