Dubai: His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE, in his capacity as the Ruler of Dubai, on Sunday issued a decree forming the Higher Organising Committee for the World Expo 2020 which is to be hosted by Dubai.
The decree appoints Shaikh Ahmad Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Civil Aviation and Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates airline and Group, as chairman of the committee, and Mohammad Ebrahim Al Shaibani, director-general of the Dubai Ruler's Court, as deputy chairman.
As per the decree, Reem Ebrahim Al Hashemi, minister of state, has been appointed managing director of the committee. Members of the committee include Ahmad Abdullah Al Shaikh, director-general of the Dubai Government Media Office, and Hilal Saeed Al Merri, chief executive of the Dubai World Trade Centre.
The committee will be responsible for drawing up the strategic plan to regulate the committee's activities and help achieve the goals of hosting the event.
It will have to submit regular reports directly to Shaikh Mohammad. The reports should state the results, activities and achievements of the committee, as well as potential obstacles and proposed solutions.