Filed under the “living beyond our means” folder. The State Department announced recently the appointment of the USA Pavilion Commissioner General for the Expo 2020 in Dubai. Somebody forgot to mention that without the reported $60 million
funding generosity from the United Arab Emirates, there would be no USA Pavilion for the commissioner to showcase American culture and innovation.
Holy guacamole, yes, you are free to quibble. It’s the World’s Fair, after all, so it’s all perfectly fine .. FINE… Friends don’t let friends attend the World’s Fair without their own pavilion to showcase. Isn’t that what those wise, folks say?
Jan 2020: United Arab Emirates to Pay For Estimated $60Million USA Pavilion in Expo2020 Dubai #foreignassistance
Feb 2016: USA Pavilion at World Expo Milan 2015 and $26 Million of Unpaid Invoices
Congratulations to Commissioner General Bob Clark and the 75 Youth Ambassadors selected to represent our country at the @USAExpo2020 at @Expo2020Dubai. They will showcase American culture and innovation to visitors at the first World’s Fair in the Middle East. pic.twitter.com/7VFE5J7Jrq
— Secretary Antony Blinken (@SecBlinken) September 16, 2021
We are proud to welcome Bob Clark as the #USAPavilion Commissioner General @Expo2020Dubai. Commissioner General Clark will serve as the Expo’s senior U.S. government representative. He will lead a team showcasing American culture, values, and technology to a global audience. pic.twitter.com/1wj0c7XCjW
— USA Expo 2020 (@USAExpo2020) September 19, 2021
Excited to welcome @USAExpo2020 Commissioner General Bob Clark as he leads a team showcasing American culture, values, & technology to a global audience. Two weeks until @Expo2020Dubai begins! https://t.co/YWo2ZmOmgz pic.twitter.com/M6SfLDusCN
— Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy (@UnderSecPD) September 16, 2021
— USA Expo 2020 (@USAExpo2020) September 13, 2021
.@USAExpo2020 looks forward to showcasing U.S. innovations! We welcomed @Boeing, @USUAEBizCouncil, @AmChamAbuDhabi and @AmChamDubai representatives for a sneak peek. We look forward to strengthening the U.S.-UAE business ties through Expo engagements, starting October 1, 2021. pic.twitter.com/7MiwbLFJMn
— US Mission to UAE (@USAinUAE) September 9, 2021
— Matt Lee (@APDiploWriter) January 15, 2020