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Sheikh Mohammed with other officials. Image courtesy: Wam

Sheikh Mohammed visits Expo 2020 project sites

DUBAI, August 13, 2019

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, has expressed satisfaction at the progress of the Expo 2020 Dubai projects.
Sheikh Mohammed visited several infrastructure projects related to the Expo, which will begin in October 2020 with the participation of 95 countries, said a Wam news agency report.
He visited the Expo 2020 Bureau in Dubai South, accompanied by Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, and Khalifa Saeed Sulaiman, director-general of the Department of Protocols and Hospitality in Dubai, where he was received by Reem bint Ibrahim Al Hashemy, Minister of State for International Cooperation and director-general of Expo 2020 Dubai Bureau, and several senior officials.
Sheikh Mohammed was briefed by Al Hashemy about the progress of the projects, as well as the awareness and promotional programmes and plans drafted by the office to promote the expo, which is expected to receive over 25 million visitors from around the world, said the report.
Al Hashemy pointed out that the office has launched promotional campaigns to introduce the Expo’s goals and activities, especially among university and schools students, in various local locations, such as parks, and in neighbouring countries.
Sheikh Mohammed also visited several construction sites at the expo location and the UAE pavilion. He praised the efforts of the Expo’s working team of Emirati youths, led by Al Hashemy.
He also highlighted the importance of ensuring the success of the Expo, which will present a bright image of the UAE and its people, and become a global cultural platform for all countries to showcase their cultures, heritage, histories and national products.
He urged all national authorities, especially those in Dubai, to intensify their efforts to make the Expo a big success.  


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