Qatar Wins Bronze Award at EXPO 2012 Yeosu Korea

Seoul, August 13 (QNA) – Qatar’s Pavilion at Expo Yeosu 2012 in South Korea won the Bronze Prize on Matching the Pavilion theme with the theme of the Exhibition which was organized in Yeosu, South Korea and concluded its activities on Saturday.
 HE Qatar’s Ambassador to S Korea Ali Hamad Al-Marri expressed his happiness with the prize noting that it is the fruit of the three months of efforts, during which the Qatar Pavilion presented a range of cultural, artistic, social and economic activities that informed about the State of Qatar and its role in environmental conservation.
 He said that this win is an honor, considering that it will enhance Qatar’s position in global forums, help in strengthening its relations with other countries and in opening wider prospects for cooperation in addition to promoting Qatar tourism ties and attracting investment opportunities in all areas.
 The Pavilion Manager Mona Al-Sulaiti received the prize in the ceremony organized by the International Bureau of Exhibitions.
 She dedicated this win to HH the Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, HH the Heir Apparent Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani and to HH Sheikha Moza bint Nasser.
 Mona Al-Sulaiti noted that the number of Expo Yeosu visitors, reached 7 million, and that those of Qatar’s Pavilion exceeded one million visitors.
 The Deputy Spokesman for the Expo Yeosu 2012 said that many of the Korean visitors touched by the main film, run in the Pavilion, which stressed the importance of keeping the marine environment clean and pollution-free, referring to the matching of this idea, with the theme of the exhibition “the living ocean and coastal activities.”.
 The State of Qatar participated on Sunday in the activities of the forum of Expo Yeosu conclusion summit, which was addressed by, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, the Prime Minister of South Korea Kim Hwang-sik and the Secretary General of the International Exhibitions Bureau Vicente Gonzalez.
 Qatar’s began participation in the Expo Exhibition in 2005 in Nagwaa Japan, and the second participation was in Zaragoza, Spain 2008 and the third was in Shanghai, China, 2010.
 The Qatar Pavilions won more than one award during these years, distinguished pavilion award, distinguished seal award, the third place on the pavilion exterior design and the Bronze Award in this year’s exhibition.
 5 cities are competing to host the exhibition “Expo 2020”  Dubai of UAE,  Ayutthaya of Thailand,  Ekaterinburg of Russia, Izmir of Turkey and Sao Paulo of Brazil. (QNA)

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