Sheikh Mohammed during his visit to Sierra Leone Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai.
Gulf Today, Staff Reporter
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, met at Expo 2020 Dubai on Thursday, the heads of state of Senegal and Sierra Leone.
Sheikh Mohammed said on Twitter: "Today I met the presidents of Senegal and Sierra Leone at the two countries' pavilions at Expo 2020 Dubai. We welcome all global leaders, and we welcome all international pavilions in Dubai."
The Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai added: "We are sending a message of friendship and love to all the peoples of the world through the largest cultural event in the world."
Sheikh Mohammed said the UAE and Africa, backed by their deep historical ties, have a new opportunity to enhance their relationship for the mutual benefit of the people of the two regions, through strategic initiatives in various sectors.
The exceptional “World Government Summit- Expo 2020” will be the biggest gathering yet since its inception with expected attendance of over 10,000 high-profile officials, 30 international organisations and 600 experts and scholars.
Expo 2020 Dubai and its legacy are expected to contribute Dhs122.6 billion of gross value added (GVA), to the UAE’s economy from 2013 to 2031, according to the EY report, ‘The economic impact of Expo 2020 Dubai.’
Akira Yamada, a self-taught Japanese artist, has been given a unique task to create a series of paintings based on his own technique ‘crystal tablet’ which will then be displayed at Expo 2020. Yamada said this was an honour for him and an opportunity to spread the energy of happiness all around the world.
Congress state President Nana Patole said that the new evidence like demands of Rs250m bribe to release Aryan Khan, has raised "big questions on the role of NCB" and sought a high-level enquiry into the matter.
The flight, operated by Go First, took off for Sharjah at 6:30pm from Srinagar and landed at Sharjah International Airport at 9:30pm UAE time. The flight revives direct air link between the Kashmir Valley and the UAE after 11 years.
In the first case, which took place at 5:00pm, there were 3 Asians, two of whom were rescued while the third, 29, drowned. In the second case, which took place at 6:00pm, an Arab, 30, drowned and was transported by the national ambulance to the Khalifa Hospital..
According to Colonel Saleh Al Dhanhani, Director of the Traffic and Patrols Department at Fujairah Police, the accident took place around 7:30am on Sunday when a man dropped his son identified as ASA opposite the private school where he was studying.