Dubai (UNA-OIC) – Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum on Wednesday reaffirmed the UAE’s readiness to welcome the world to Expo 2020 Dubai and herald a new era of international collaboration.
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid made these remarks as he visited the Expo 2020 Dubai site, with only one month to go before doors open to the world’s largest cultural event.
He praised the efforts of Expo 2020’s employees and commended all local and federal government entities for their support to deliver a successful mega-event that befits the status and reputation of the UAE.
“We look forward to receiving delegations from 191 countries as well as businesses, multilateral organizations and educational institutions, who will join in the making of a better tomorrow for humanity. Amid this critical phase in the history of mankind, Expo 2020 Dubai will provide a unique opportunity for the world to come together, exchange knowledge and develop innovative solutions for a better future,” Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid said.
“The world will soon meet in Dubai to discover new paths for progress and prosperity and shape a future that will enable communities to thrive and overcome various challenges,” he added.
During the visit, the Vice President was briefed by Reem bint Ibrahim Al Hashemy, Minister of State for International Cooperation, and Director General of Expo 2020 Dubai, on the various efforts being taken to ensure the success of the event, which will be the first and biggest gathering to be held since the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic.