Bruno Pasquino, the Commissioner-General for Expo Milano 2015, said the overwhelming turn out of visitors to the UAE Pavilion at Expo Milano stands testimony to its appeal to compete with other participating pavilions.
In a statement to Emirates News Agency, WAM, Pasquino said he was impressed with the 'Family Tree', a movie offering glimpses of the challenges that faced Emiratis before the discovery of oil. He said he was personally moved by the message of the short film.
He also expressed admiration for the central theme of Expo 2020 Dubai: ‘Connecting Minds, Creating the Future,' which reflected Dubai's ambition to become a cultural melting pot for nations of the world.
He expected that Expo Milano, which his country is hosting for six months, would attract 20 million visitors, and hoped its counterpart in Dubai would bring in 25 million visitors, according to organisers' estimates.