Crown Princess Victoria shared that she knows “from personal experience what good healthcare can mean” as she officially opened the “Redefining Health and Care – Unique Opportunities Beyond the Pandemic” event in a video message at Dubai’s Expo 2020.
“Sweden, as a country, is innovative, export-oriented and internationally open,” the Crown Princess said, adding that Swedes “know that we need international cooperation to flourish and meet the global challenges of the future – including those related to health.”
Featuring 192 country pavilions, Expo 2020 is housed at the Dubai Exhibition Centre and has included a range of theme weeks touching on climate issues, water, tolerance and inclusivity, space exploration and more.
Crown Princess Victoria’s message was related to the expo’s health and wellness week, running from 27 January to 2 February. The event included the Swedish life science programme organised by the Ministry of Social Affairs and the Swecare Foundation, housed in Sweden’s “forest” pavilion.
Dubai welcomed Swedish and international companies and experts to discuss global health challenges at the event from 1-2 February, and the Crown Princess shared her pride in the groundbreaking research being conducted by Swedes, especially on the “the great threat of anti-microbial resistance,” adding that Sweden was “taking an active role in fighting this global hazard.”
Speaking of the global health crisis over the past two years, Crown Princess Victoria discussed her hope that “we can learn from all this and build a stronger, more sustainable and resilient world for the future.”
Expo 2020 opened on 1 October 2021 and will run through 31 March 2022 after being delayed from October 2020.