His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, stressed that “Expo 2020 Dubai” gains its importance from a comprehensiveness that gives it great uniqueness, as a global event that brings together under one roof important features of peoples’ past, history, and human heritage with all its diversity. On the one hand, and the aspirations and aspirations of the world for the future, and the innovations, inventions and ideas prepared for it by its various countries, that guarantee future generations a decent life and a comfortable life on the other hand, in a rare mixture that allows for greater rapprochement between the peoples of the world, and building new bridges of communication among them, on the A basis of full knowledge of all the elements that characterize their societies.
His Highness praised the distinguished African presence in the global gathering, which includes 192 countries, as the African participation highlights the great development witnessed by most of the countries of the continent, at the various economic, social and technical levels, at a time when Africa seeks to create a new reality that transcends the challenges of the past, and opens with it. A new page in which modern technologies are employed to increase the utilization of its rich natural resources, and to reserve an advanced position in the global progress.
This came during his visit to the headquarters of “Expo 2020 Dubai”, accompanied by His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Media Council, and His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Higher Committee of Expo 2020 Dubai. And His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, where His Highness and his companions were received by Reem bint Ibrahim Al Hashimi, Minister of State for International Cooperation and Director General of the Expo 2020 Dubai office.
The visit included two African pavilions participating in the global event, which includes the participation of 192 countries, in addition to a large number of international organizations, bodies and institutions, which makes “Expo Dubai”, with its being held for the first time in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia, the largest event in terms of participation. In the history of the Universal Exposition, which dates back to the first time in 1851.
His Highness the Crown Prince of Dubai visited the Ivory Coast pavilion located in the “mobility area” at the “Expo”, where His Highness was briefed on the components of the pavilion through which the West African country seeks to introduce important features of its economic and cultural renaissance, through the largest global gathering the world has witnessed since the beginning of the crisis. The “Covid-19” pandemic, where the pavilion, with its design inspired by the African environment and culture, reflects the aspirations of the Ivory Coast for the future under the slogan chosen for its pavilion, which is “The Road to a New Africa.”
The pavilion deals with the story of the development that Ivory Coast has undergone since independence, and its transition from a society that mainly depends on agricultural activity, which is still an important part of building its economic structure, to diversifying the economy and expanding industrial activities, while the pavilion presents the investment opportunities available in Ivory Coast. In light of the expansion of many future projects, within various sectors including renewable energy, information technology, infrastructure and others, while the pavilion did not neglect to highlight the cultural heritage of the people of Côte d’Ivoire, their customs and traditions, in line with the objectives of Expo 2020 Dubai in terms of achieving cultural convergence. and humanity among peoples.
His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum also visited the pavilion of the State of Rwanda, which is inspired by its history and located in the “zone of opportunities.” When the design of the pavilion came to express this journey through the different stages of the day, starting with dusk, then the darkness of the night, which expresses the horrors of the war that Rwanda suffered in 1994, and then the emergence of the light of dawn, marking the birth of a new era full of hope, followed by the day with all that He is full of diligence and work for a better life.
The Rwanda Pavilion was inspired by its history, which it has taken as the basis for its development, while presenting the choices by which the people of Rwanda continue their path of development, focusing on certain axes, most notably preserving the rich environment that characterizes the country located in the middle of the African continent, famous for its tropical forests and the diversity of its natural environment, in addition to To develop the tourism sector, taking advantage of the natural attractions spread throughout, in addition to encouraging investments and activities of the “green economy”.
At the conclusion of the visit, His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum expressed his appreciation for all the exhibits, ideas and innovations that he saw that tell the story of peoples who carried their ambitions to Dubai, in order to benefit from this unprecedented global gathering in terms of the volume of participation, in introducing their civilizations and what It aspires to achieve from developmental and innovative ambitions for a better future.
• The Crown Prince of Dubai praises the African participation, and the flourishing development renaissance it is showing in the countries of the continent rich in natural resources.
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