The African Union (AU) is a continental body consisting of the 55 Member States that make up the African continent's countries.

For six (6) months, alongside 192 other countries, key African stakeholders will share best practices and showcase the continent's vast economic potential through the Expo 2020 Dubai global platform.

The continents' participation at Expo 2020 in Dubai is not the only testament to the long-standing bilateral friendship between the UAE and Africa. It also offers unlimited opportunities for African countries as well as businesses to reach an international audience, setting the perfect platform for potential investments and forge new global partnerships that will reinvigorate economies from the South to the North.

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African Union at Expo2020Dubai

For AU, Expo 2020 Dubai offers an opportunity to entrench the relationship between Africa and UAE by leveraging the longstanding economic partnerships in the two regions and showcase its commitment to sustainable development on the continent through the AU Agenda 2063 as well as explore potential partnerships required for its socio-economic transformation.

It also provides innovative solutions, following consultations with the 55 AU Member States in how to increase the quality of life and well-being of all African citizens for instance access to market through regional integration, world class infrastructure connecting the Continent to enhance accessibility and mobility of persons and goods to facilitate trade, which will ultimately increase economic growth. Africa is open for business with a myriad of opportunities to invest in building the Africa we want.

In its quest of engaging new partnerships for supporting the effective implementation of the continental development vision embedded in the Agenda 2063, the African Union sees an opportunity for Africa and its Member States to use this large-scale platform for education and international dialogue. Essentially, the AU through its participation at Expo 2020 Dubai, aims to achieve the following objectives:

Showcase progress achieved towards creating conducive business environment in Africa and project the continent as “business friendly”;

Showcase unlimited investment opportunities that exist in Africa amidst its diverse human and resource endowments;

Showcase African success stories (across sectors and regions) and depict a continent on the move towards integration, interconnectivity and transformation;

Utilize the platform to tell the African story to the world the way it really is, and project “the Africa we want” through the marketing of Agenda 2063 and what it entails.