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.