Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed, Egils Levits and other top dignitaries during the meeting at Expo 2020 Dubai on Sunday. WAM
Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed welcomed President Levits to the UAE, and conveyed the greetings of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and his best wishes for good health and wellbeing for the brotherly people of Latvia.
He also congratulated the Latvian President on his country's National Day, which was observed a few days ago, wishing prosperity for the friendly country and further progress for their bilateral relations.
Sheikh Mohamed and President Levits then discussed friendship and cooperation between their countries and ways to enhance it in various aspects, especially investment, economy and trade, to serve the interests of the two countries. They also exchanged views on various issues and the latest regional and international developments of mutual concern.
Moreover, the meeting tackled the importance of the message of Expo 2020 Dubai, which serves to enhance international cooperation, showcasing experiences and innovations that will shape the world's future, and highlighting the cultures and legacies of world nations.
Among those who attended the meeting were Hamdan Bin Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan; Sheikh Mohammed Bin Hamad Bin Tahnoun Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Airports Board of Directors; Reem Bint Ibrahim Al Hashemy, Minister of State for International Cooperation; Mohamed Mubarak Al Mazrouei, Under-Secretary of the Crown Prince Court of Abu Dhabi; and Hanan Khalfan Obaid Al Alili, UAE Ambassador to Latvia.
During the event, Andre commended the vision of the UAE’s leadership, stating, "The UAE and Portugal share deep-rooted diplomatic ties and relations, and we aim to boost our economic and investment relations in the near future."
Mira Singh performed several remarkable performances at the opening ceremony of Expo 2020 Dubai, most notably the "golden rings " with Emirati star Habib Ghuloom, through which she represents hope and the future for the world.
Six months after the delayed opening of the $7 billion, purpose-built site, the Middle East business hub will close the shutters with performances from Christina Aguilera and DJ Tiesto, and fireworks that will go on past 3am local time.
The meeting focused on the joint efforts to combat neglected tropical diseases in the world, most notably "Guinea Worm disease," especially in light of the Abu Dhabi Declaration on the Eradication of Guinea Worm Disease.
Commenting on the recent agreement forged at the G20 meet to link Middle East countries by railway and connect them to India through seaports, Bin Sulayem stressed that the ultimate objective was to expedite the delivery of goods and introduce new alternative routes.
The UAE economy is forecast to grow 3 per cent in 2023 and 4 per cent in 2024, driven by the non-oil sector, which is expected to benefit from strong growth in tourism,
This important accomplishment has been fulfilled under the directives of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of The Executive Council, and the supervision of His Highness Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance of the UAE.