Mohammed believes in hosting Expo 2020

Mohammed believes in hosting Expo 2020

COMDUBAI — The UAE, since its establishment, has been focusing on building world class infrastructure in areas of health, education, sports, housing, services utilities, tourism, exhibitions and other fields, His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, said on Tuesday.

During a meeting with Secretary-General of the Bureau In-ternational des Expositions (BIE) Vicente Gonzalez Loscertales at Zabeel Palace, Shaikh Mohammed said it is others, not us, who evaluate achievements of our country in various domains, adding that he was confident of the UAE and Dubai’s merit and worthiness to host the 2020 World Expo, the large-scale global and noncommercial Expo.

Loscertales is visiting the UAE to get an insight into assets and po-tentials that will qualify the UAE to win the bid for hosting 2020 World Expo in Dubai.

Shaikh Mohammed and his guest exchanged views on the great economic, touristic and cultural significance of the world event.

For his part, Loscertales said he was impressed with the qualitative progress he had seen in the UAE in terms of integrated infrastructure, and its professional human resources on Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions (MICE).

He said the UAE has a world class shopping centres, and transport and communications modes especially in the aviation and mass transit sectors.

The meeting was also attended by Crown Prince of Dubai Shaikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Aviation Authority and Chairman of Emirates Group Shaikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Minister of State and Member of Higher Committee for World Expo 2020 Reem Ibrahim Al Hashemi and senior officials.

Meanwhile, the UAE on Tuesday launched its special campaign focusing on potentials of Dubai to be the ideal place for hosting the World Expo 2020.

Shaikh Ahmed bin Saeed cited in a press conference that the event would be an innovation platform to exchange ideas.

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