ASEAN countries win four awards at World Expo 2020 Dubai hinh anh 1Vietnam got bronze award for Theme Interpretation among rented pavilions at Expo 2020 Dubai. (Photo: VNA)

Jakarta (VNA) – Four out of 10 Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) member states’ pavilions were presented with awards at the World Expo 2020 Dubai on March 30 by the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE), before the expo closed on March 31.

A statement from the ASEAN Secretariat said that Malaysia and Singapore were given the gold awards in Theme Development and Architecture, respectively for self-built pavilions in the small to extra small category. Cambodia got the Silver in Exhibition Design for thematic pavilions in the sustainability district, while Vietnam clinched the Bronze for Theme Interpretation among rented pavilions.

The award recipients were chosen for their strong adherence to the Expo 2020 theme of “Connecting Minds, Creating the Future” while taking into account the tenets of sustainability as well as innovation.

“ASEAN is extremely proud of the recognition given to the four Member States. As a collective unit, ASEAN has portrayed in the World Expo 2020 its cohesiveness, togetherness, and united spirit,” said Lee Yoong Yoong, Commissioner-General for ASEAN at the world expo.

The Expo 2020 Dubai — deemed to be the biggest ever convened — witnessed the participation of more than 200 pavilions by countries and international organisations. The six-month duration event, held once every five years, ended on March 31./.