His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, may God protect him, affirmed that the UAE, under the leadership of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the State, may God protect him, and the follow-up of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan , the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, and with the support of Their Highnesses, members of the Supreme Council and rulers of the Emirates, it will remain a shining platform for goodness, peace and understanding between peoples, as the founding father, Zayed, wished for goodness and giving, may God rest his soul.
This came at the start of his visit, this morning, Friday, to the headquarters of Expo 2020 Dubai, accompanied by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and His Highness Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and Deputy Prime Minister Minister of Finance and His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Supreme Chairman of the Emirates Group, Chairman of the Expo 2020 Higher Committee, and a number of Their Excellencies Ministers and directors of government departments in Dubai, on the first day of the major global event in which 192 countries are participating Along with a large number of international institutions, bodies and organizations, within an exceptional session held under the slogan “Connecting Minds and Creating the Future”.
His Highness and his companions began visiting the UAE National Pavilion, where His Highness was received by Noura bint Mohammed Al Kaabi, Minister of Culture and Youth, Commissioner-General of the UAE Pavilion. His Highness was briefed on the contents of the pavilion located in the heart of Expo 2020 Dubai and next to the “Wasl Square” that forms the heart of the exhibition, and within the transportation area, which is the largest pavilion in the exhibition as it was built on an area of 15,000 square meters, and four floors high, and its design was designed in accordance with the principle of Sustainability, which the UAE seeks to achieve in various aspects of its development process, in line with global goals in the field of preserving resources and the environment.
His Highness watched the components of the pavilion, which was designed in a creative way to tell the story of the Emirates, “the home of dreams and achievement”, and provides a comprehensive idea of the Emirati culture through a variety of content, including heritage shows that enable the visitor to get acquainted closely with Emirati folklore, the characteristics of the Emirati environment and the inspiring personalities that contributed to shaping the features of the story. Emirates success.
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum praised the design of the National Pavilion, which came in the form of a “pioneering falcon”, which is ready to fly in the horizons of glory and excellence, noting that the architectural edifice embodies the values on which the state was founded and reflects the ambitious goals of a journey full of hard work, dedication and giving that was harnessed Our country has all the capabilities to build a person who is able to control his future and who is able to transform his ambitions and aspirations of his country into successes that the world can be proud of.
His Highness praised the content of the pavilion, which proves the merit of the Emirati person to be a partner in drawing a new reality in which visions and energies are integrated to lay the foundations of a bright future for the world that carries hope for a better life for all, and solutions that enable the peoples of the earth to achieve their aspirations of progress, prosperity and prosperity.
His Highness said, “Success is a joy that brings peace to the hearts of the diligent.. It does not distract the minds of the ambitious from thinking about how to reach the next success… This is the approach that we followed in the footsteps of the founding fathers with all determination to reach our young country to the highest levels of excellence.. Determination, completeness of vision and clarity of purpose are elements that shorten the time and distances that separate us between the success that the Founding Fathers aspired to and the endless horizons of excellence we seek to achieve.
His Highness expressed his appreciation to everyone who participated in the completion of the UAE pavilion in a manner befitting its position and reflecting its role as a host for the huge global event, which is being held in Dubai for the first time in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia. His Highness said: “We are proud of the results of efforts that continued to work with a deep patriotic impulse and a firm sense of responsibility and keenness to ensure that the UAE flag always flutters.”
Home of dream and achievement
The UAE pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai deals with the stories of “the home of dream and achievement”, and focuses in its details and contents on important features of the ambitious cultural scene of our young country, and a story that distinguishes the land that welcomes “achieved dreamers” and their different cultures and ambitions, and highlights the positive impact. For communication and human interdependence, and the UAE’s endeavor to chart the features of a bright future that guarantees the good for all.
The pavilion consists of multiple areas: “Oasis”, which represents the opening of the inspiring story of the Emirates, “Desert of Dreams”, which presents a comprehensive idea of the rapid development witnessed by the UAE throughout its modern history, and “Ajyal” area, which celebrates tradition and collective progress, in addition to a film “We Dream Together”, which is displayed inside the pavilion in order to shed more light on the authentic values of the UAE, and finally, the “Achieved Dreamers” area, which allows the visitor to identify the dreamers whose achievements create a better future for all.
In addition, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum’s tour of Expo 2020 Dubai and on the first day of its holding, which extends until March 31, 2022, included the pavilions of a number of countries participating in the major global event, seeking to foresee the future and introduce the world to their civilizations, values and innovations in various fields. Pavilions of the United States of America, the People’s Republic of China and the Republic of Kazakhstan. happiness for everyone
On the importance of Expo 2020 Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum said, “Today, the world stands on the threshold of a new stage that requires concerted ideas and sincerity of intentions to provide solutions that give happiness to every human being in different parts of the earth, guarantee him the elements of a decent life, and enable him to Achieving his ambitions, encouraging him to develop his capabilities, and pushing forward the march of human progress under conditions that require the world to unite its efforts in order to reach the desired future.
His Highness added, “We look forward to a tomorrow in which visions are united and efforts are integrated with it to create a new reality that is free from challenges and full of opportunities … and the meeting of 192 countries under one roof in the UAE paves the way for the world to overcome a difficult stage in its history and opens a new page in the record of its great achievements .. The UAE will be a witness On the birth of a new world, with the meeting of the most important pioneering countries in various fields of development on their soil, united by one goal, which is to create the future.”
Seeking the future
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum visited the United States Pavilion under the slogan “Life, Freedom and the Pursuit of the Future” in the Opportunities District at the Dubai Expo, where he was received by Bob Clark, Commissioner-General of the US Pavilion at Expo, and Shawn Murphy, On business at the United States Embassy in the UAE, and Megan Grigounis, Consul General of the United States of America in Dubai.
During the visit, His Highness was briefed on the pavilion’s agenda and its presentations, programs and events through which the United States seeks to highlight its role in enabling creativity, innovation and opportunities, and confirm its contributions as a partner to the world in laying the foundations for peace and progress.
The pavilion, built on an area of 36,000 square feet, combines cultural activities and modern technologies that shed light on the contribution of the United States of America to addressing a number of global challenges, and its innovations based on its pioneering role in the field of future sciences and technologies, including the field of exploration. The space.
During his tour of the United States Pavilion, His Highness watched one of the most prominent components of the display at Expo 2020 Dubai, which is a replica of the SpaceX “Falcon 9” missile, with a height of more than forty meters, and it is a type of space-propulsion rocket that can be reconfigured. It has been launched more than once and has already been tested in three successful flights to the International Space Station.
His Highness was also briefed on rocks that were brought from the moon’s surface on board the “Apollo” program flights previously launched by NASA to the moon, an agency that was able to send manned flights to the moon and land on its surface, and intends to send more of these exploratory trips during the phase. coming.
His Highness praised the great role played by the United States of America as a pioneer in the field of technological development, space exploration and other modern sciences, through which it contributes to opening more opportunities for human progress and advancement, expressing his hope that the UAE-US cooperation will witness further development during The next stage and at various economic, scientific and cultural levels in a manner that enhances the goals of both sides in presenting new achievements that contribute to strengthening the world’s march towards the future.
“The Light of China”
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and his companions visited the Pavilion of the People’s Republic of China, where he was received by His Highness Zhang Xinfeng, Commissioner-General of the Chinese Pavilion at the Expo, and His Excellency Ni Jian, Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to the country, where His Highness listened to information about the distinguished Chinese participation in the event. Its pavilion, which is located under the name “The Light of China” in the Opportunity Area and covers an area of more than 4,500 square meters, is one of the largest pavilions of Expo 2020 Dubai. As well as the role of China as one of the most important leading countries in the field of technology and advanced industries.
During his visit to the pavilion of the friendly State of China, which is the first trading partner of Dubai with a total of about 142 billion dirhams during the year 2020, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum was briefed on the most important innovations offered by China through the pavilion, which focuses on the most prominent global technologies, which will be Responsible for shaping the future, especially in terms of space exploration, 5G networks, smart life, artificial intelligence and smart travel, as well as advanced transportation solutions such as autonomous vehicles and high-speed railways of China Railways, while the pavilion was distinguished by its integrating the deep culture of China and its long history in an innovative manner. With modern technologies.
His Highness listened to an explanation of the components of the Chinese pavilion under the slogan “Building a Community with a Shared Future for Humanity – Innovation and Opportunities”, where the distinguished Chinese participation in the Expo comes in light of the strong ties that unite the UAE and China and the multiple areas of cooperation between them, which include various sectors, the most important of which are oil and gas Energy, communications, infrastructure, financial services and others, while prospects for bilateral cooperation include future areas such as advanced technology and smart solutions.
His Highness watched the robot “YOYO”, which was designed in the form of a panda animal, which China considers one of its national treasures, in the smart ecological display area. Contemporary and future.
The Chinese pavilion is distinguished by its unique design, which takes the form of a traditional Chinese lantern, symbolizing “unity”, light and hope, which means gathering together in order to clearly show communication between all countries. The Common Home, and The Common Future, consisting of three floors, divided into six exhibition areas: the booth, the exploration, the connection, the innovation and cooperation, the opportunity and the future, and the closing hall. It also includes arenas, restaurants, multifunctional halls, VIP reception halls, rooms, offices and other functional areas.
His Highness, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, expressed his admiration for what he saw of ideas and innovations presented by China through the exhibition, and his full appreciation for the pioneering role that China plays in the field of future industry, based on the depth of an ancient culture and civilization that has its weight and prestige, expressing his hope That the Chinese participation in Expo 2020 Dubai represents an opportunity to converge ideas and discover more opportunities for constructive cooperation between the UAE and China in various fields of development for the benefit of the two countries, the two friendly peoples and the peoples of the world in general.
Authenticity and the future
In addition, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum’s tour of Expo 2020 Dubai included, as part of its first day, a visit to the State of Kazakhstan’s pavilion, where His Highness was received by the Commissioner-General of the pavilion, who gave His Highness a comprehensive presentation of what Kazakhstan is offering through its pavilion located in the Opportunities Zone. To make our world more cooperative and harmonious through the exchange of experiences and ideas, as the pavilion includes three floors and includes four exhibition areas, through which the features of Kazakhstan’s dynamic development, cultural diversity and rich nature, as well as the tourism, technical and investment opportunities it offers.
His Highness was briefed on the advanced technologies included in the Kazakhstan pavilion, which is today one of the leading countries in the field of smart technology. The interactive design of the pavilion allows one to get closer to the environmental and cultural diversity of the guest country, including a panoramic screen through which presentations of various aspects of technical progress and modern life are presented. Features of modern life with the distinguished Kazakh cultural heritage, and among the most important of these presentations is a work that highlights the interaction between human intelligence and artificial intelligence, emphasizing the importance of integration between investment in advanced technology while not neglecting the development of capabilities and skills of the human element.
Through its participation in the Expo 2020 Dubai, the Republic of Kazakhstan aims to familiarize visitors with all the investment opportunities and rich natural resources that it has, as well as introduce its achievements during the past period.
Kazakhstan hosted the World Expo in 2017, and at that time the exhibition dealt with the topic of future energy and green economy, while its participation in the international exhibition dates back to 1997.
It is noteworthy that Expo 2020 Dubai started today under the slogan “Connecting Minds, Creating the Future” and will continue until the 31st of March 2022, with a focus on three main axes: “sustainability”, “mobility” and “opportunities”, with a wide international participation, which is the first One of its kind in terms of size in the 170-year-old history of the Expo, and it is the largest global gathering since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic early last year, as the exhibition constitutes a new platform for the world to overcome the challenges brought by the pandemic and look forward to a more ambitious future with advanced technology solutions. While the event represents a window for cultural and civilizational communication between the peoples of the world, emphasizing the importance of adhering to the cultural and value heritage as a basis for renaissance and human development.
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