(ANSA) - ROME, FEB 17 - Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio has
hailed the Italy Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai as an
"extraordinary" way to present the country to the world.
The Italy Pavilion, which is inspired by the motto Beauty Connects People and features a full-sized replica of Michelangelo's David, is one of the most popular attractions at the ongoing World Fair, the first in the Middle East.
"Beauty is at the heart of Italy's participation at Expo 2020 Dubai," Di Maio said in a message to conference at the pavilion presenting a report by industrial confederation Confindustria and export-credit agency SACE on 'exporting Dolce Vita' with 'beauty and the well-crafted'.
"The pavilion is an extraordinary presentation of our country's most distinctive characteristics, which are technological advancement linked to our traditions.
"The report presented today shows that, despite the impact of the pandemic, beautiful and well-crafted products remain a key driving force for exports and for the Italian economy.
"According to the report, these goods are worth 135 billion euros (a year).
"This is proof that quality is a distinctive characteristic of Italian output and a key to its attractiveness in advanced and emerging markets". (ANSA).