India appoints former ambassador Navdeep Suri to lead its Expo 2020 team


India’s organising team preparing for its participation in Expo 2020 Dubai has a new leadership.Navdeep Singh Suri, a recipient of the UAE’s Order of Zayed II honour who was until very recently India’s Ambassador to the UAE, has assumed the responsibility of his country’s Co-Chair of the Expo 2020 Dubai Committee.”We hope to curate some wonderful content that will showcase our country’s achievements and diversity at the India Pavilion,” Suri told Wam.After he took charge of his new responsibility, Dr. Sangita Reddy, President of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry, FICCI, said, “I look forward to his [Suri’s] valuable inputs to help showcase our nation’s strength and achievements at the Indian pavilion.”FICCI is the industry partner of the Indian government for its participation in Expo 2020 Dubai.Suri responded that he looks forward to working closely with Dr Reddy’s team to “display a stellar Indian presence” at the upcoming landmark event.Suri has been one of the foremost Arabists in India’s diplomatic corps and was Ambassador in Egypt and High Commissioner in Australia in addition to his most recent tenure in Abu Dhabi.After retiring from the Indian Foreign Service in September last year, Suri became Distinguished Fellow and Director of the Centre for New Economic Diplomacy at the Observer Research Foundation.