US Pavilion At Expo Dubai Set For Completion After Funding Is Secured


The construction of the US pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai, now taking place next year, will be completed in November, according to a top official.

John Rakolta , the US Ambassador to the UAE, announced the date on Tuesday during a virtual media roundtable. The UAE has contributed $60 million towards the construction of the US Pavilion.

American participation had been in doubt due to a law, passed in the 1990s, which prevents public funds being used for Expos. In the past, businesses have met the bill, but despite a lobbying effort led by Mike Pompeo, the Secretary of State, the US failed to attract enough private funding for Dubai. Legislative efforts to get around the rules proved unsuccessful.

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