WEB DESK: Multi award-winning footballer Lionel Messi has on Tuesday been announced as the first Global Ambassador for Dubai’s World Expo, taking on an international role as a champion for Expo 2020 Dubai.
“Expos are all about focusing attention on issues of global interest and global concern to help imagine a better future,” said Her Excellency Reem Ibrahim Al Hashimi, Director General of Expo 2020. “What better way to do this than by recruiting allies among people who are already working towards better future outcomes?”
Expo 2020 is guided by the belief that innovation and progress are the result of people and ideas combining in new ways. Under the theme ‘Connecting Minds Creating the Future’, the international event aims to bring together hundreds of countries and millions of people to celebrate human ingenuity.
“Lionel Messi’s performances on the football pitch bring people together, and as a result his influence reaches far beyond it. He is the ideal person to be our first global ambassador. He overcame youthful health challenges to achieve his dreams of international excellence through hard work; making him an inspiration. He is perfectly placed to reach out to young people around the world, bringing them together to join us as we work towards hosting our World Expo in 2020,” Hashimi explained.
Ambassadors will travel the world, talking to stakeholders to explore connections between their work and that of Expo 2020, along with potential opportunities for collaboration and engagement.
Source: Khaleej Times