Participants attend the Expo 2020 meeting in Dubai.
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, on Tuesday convened Expo’s sixth International Participants Meeting (IPM), the final gathering of nations, multilateral organisations, academic institutions, and corporations before Expo 2020 Dubai opens in October.
Sheikh Mohammed said, "Dubai today welcomed delegates representing 173 countries and 24 international organisations at the final International Participants Meeting before Expo 2020 Dubai opens in October. The world is recovering, and we are ready to welcome 190 countries to the World's Greatest Event.''
The IPM welcomed more than 370 delegates from around the globe, demonstrating that Dubai is open for business and ready to welcome the world, following the success of the UAE’s measures to tackle the global health pandemic.
The attendees, representing 173 of Expo’s 190-plus participating countries and 24 participating organisations, gathered physically at the Dubai Exhibition Centre (DEC), Expo 2020 Dubai – the first event to be held at the world-class, multipurpose venue.
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, accompanied by Sheikh Hamdan and Sheikh Maktoum, tours Expo 2020 Dubai on its second day. Sheikh Mohammed visited the pavilion of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Saif Abdullah Mohammed Al Shamsi affirmed that Expo 2020 Dubai would create promising opportunities for participating countries and boost efforts being made to stimulate global economy and enhance confidence in sectors hit by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Pakistan’s Federal Board of Investment will hold a seminar on the Electric Vehicle Policy on Oct.5, while on Oct.6, a session on climate change will be held with Malik Amin, Pakistan’s Federal Minister for Climate Change.
The tour included a number of pavilions of the brotherly GCC countries participating in Expo 2020, such as Kuwait and Qatar. His Highness also visited the pavilion of the sisterly Kingdom of Bahrain.
The Dubai Crown Prince climbed the Burj Khalifa’s 160 floors in 38 minutes, creating a record. Sheikh Hamdan shared a video and photo of his grueling task with the caption, “Burj Khalifa challenge ”
At least 19 people were killed and 24 others wounded on Wednesday by a blast at a religious school in Afghanistan's northern city of Aybak, a doctor at a local hospital said.
His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, in his capacity as Ruler of Abu Dhabi emirate, has ordered the disbursement of housing loans to 1,900 citizens in Abu Dhabi, worth a total of Dhs3 billion.
Two Algerian men have arrived in Makkah, Saudi Arabia, to perform Umrah on a motorcycle. They set off from their country Algeria about two months ago, specifically on October 8, towards Saudi Arabia, on their bike.