Expo 2023 Doha: Sudan Pavilion Inaugurated

Sudan Events – Rehab Abdullah

Today (Saturday), the Sudanese pavilion was inaugurated in the international zone of the International Horticultural Expo 2023 Doha, in the presence of ambassadors, heads of diplomatic missions, officials, environmental enthusiasts, and a large gathering of the Sudanese community in Qatar.
Sudan Ambassador to Qatar, Ahmed Abdel Rahman Mohamed Hassan Siwar Al-Dhahab, expressed happiness to participate in this important exhibition despite the difficult conditions Sudan is witnessing. He pointed out that the Expo is to be held in a non-agricultural country for the first time, that gives it a unique distinction.

He stressed Sudan’s commitment with this participation to prove to the world that it is a first-class agricultural country and enjoys enormous natural resources, that open up opportunities for partnership and investment and highlight Sudan’s heritage and the rich culture.
He affirmed that Sudan’s participation reflects its efforts to address the climate change effects that greatly affect the country through devastating floods and flash floods, in addition to challenges such as sand dunes, desertification and drought in other areas.
For his part, the Secretary-General of Expo 2023 Doha, Mohamed bin Ali Al-Khouri, said that this pavilion contributes to achieving the exhibition’s title “A green desert, to a better environment,” that desertification and climate change affect all countries worldwide. He affirmed that the exhibition forms an important platform for exchanging expertise and experiences, for its importance for the future of Arab, Islamic and other countries.


On the other hand, the Undersecretary of the Sudanese Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Abla Malik, affirmed Sudan’s commitment to participate in Expo 2023 Doha despite the exceptional conditions. She affirmed that the exhibition’s theme is in line with Sudan’s priorities, as desertification devours millions of fertile acres, poses risks to the economic, social and industrial sectors, and wipes out large parts of agricultural lands.
She pointed out that two-third of the northern Sudan region suffers from desertification, as the River Nile is choked with desert sands, pointing out that Sudan is facing the repercussions of climate change, which is the main reason of desertification and creeping desertification. She explained that this prompted the launch of initiatives to achieve food security, enhance the adaptive capabilities of small farmers and herders, and cultivate green belts to create local climates suitable for sustainability and agricultural protection. Abla Malek said that Sudan is keen to participate in global activities to address desertification, given its environmental, economic, social and cultural impacts, stressing that the goal is to protect the environment, adopt the new concept of development, and move beyond economic growth to preserve the environment and natural Resources
She explained that the slogan of the exhibition, which aims to combat desertification, transform deserts into agricultural areas, and preserve the environment represents a fundamental challenge for all countries, including Sudan. She pointed out that Sudan’s participation aims to showcase its capabilities, efforts and expertise, learn from developed countries, and explore modern and advanced agricultural techniques for sustainable agriculture in arid lands.

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