Mohammed optimistic about hosting Expo 2020

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His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, met today at the Atlantis with leaders and representatives of local, Arab and foreign media organizations.

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Published: Thu 26 Jul 2012, 9:47 AM

Last updated: Mon 29 Nov 2021, 8:53 AM

The gathering was attended by Dubai Crown Prince Dubai His Highness Shaikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and Foreign Minister & Chairman of National Media Council His Highness Shaikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

The event was organized by Dubai Government Media Office (DGMO) as part of its initiative to maintain communication and connections with all media organizations and news agencies and enhance personal and professional relations between DGMO and media representatives.

Shaikh Mohammed welcomed all media representatives and expressed his happiness about this meeting that reflects Ramadan spirituals and manifests UAE society s traditions and culture.

Shaikh Mohammed, Shaikh Hamdan and Shaikh Abdullah joined their guest to by Al Maghreb prayer asking Almighty God to bless the Muslim Nations and accept their prayers and fasting.

After Al Maghreb prayers, Shaikh Mohammed attended the Iftar banquet hosted by DGMO in honour of his guests.

Shaikh Mohammed accompanied by Shaikh Abdullah bin Zayed, Shaikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid, His Highness Shaikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation, and His Highness Shaikh Majed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Culture and Arts Foundation, attended a casual meeting with media leaders and representatives.

In his discussions with the media personalities, Shaikh Mohammed touched on the facilities made available to journalists to carry out their duty of spreading messages of fairness and objectivity, informing the public and defending human rights and human dignity.

Shaikh Mohammed said he was optimistic that the UAE will succeed in its bid to host World Expo 2020. He renewed confidence in the higher committee Higher Committee on Hosting the World Expo 2020, thanks to the support given by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, headed by Shaikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan and other concerned authorities.

On economy and financial crisis, Shaikh Mohammed said: ‘This crisis is behind us now. Our country and our institutions managed to ride out the global financial crisis.’

Reflecting on the current developments in the Arab arena, Shaikh Mohammed said the UAE wishes peace to Arab countries and people without wars and blood sheds.

‘I sincerely hope that peace and stability will prevail in the Arab world and the brotherly Arab peoples will enjoy security, prosperity and national dignity,’ he added.

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