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His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum with King Letsie III of Lesotho at the Lesotho Pavilion in Expo 2020 Dubai on Wednesday. Image Credit: Courtesy: DMO

Dubai: His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, today visited the pavilions of Lesotho and Turkey at Expo 2020 Dubai.

Speaking during the tour, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid said global events hosted in the UAE contribute to further strengthening bilateral relation between nations, adding that Expo 2020 Dubai, which brings together 192 nations, offers a platform to explore new partnership opportunities between participating nations.

Promoting relations in diverse spheres

At the Lesotho Pavilion, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid met King Letsie III of Lesotho, and explored ways to enhance bilateral ties between the two countries in a range of fields. The meeting also discussed Lesotho’s participation in Expo 2020 Dubai and the opportunities the event offers to promote bilateral relations in diverse spheres.

At the Lesotho Pavilion, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid was introduced to the curated visual journey that informs visitors about the nation’s history, culture, ecology, cuisine and arts. The Lesotho Pavilion demonstrates the extent to which the country has made significant strides since independence in 1966, showcasing the initiatives in digital connectivity and energy access that have had a profound impact on people’s lives and on the country’s economy. The pavilion narrates the story of its illustrious culture, beautiful Maluti Mountains as well as its friendly and vibrant population.

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum at the Turkey Pavilion on Wednesday. Image Credit: Courtesy: Dubai Media Office

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Unique history of Anatolia

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid also visited the Turkey Pavilion, located in the Sustainability District. Under the theme ‘Creating the Future from the Origin of Civilisations’, the Turkey Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai was designed to reflect the unique history of Anatolia, as well as to showcase the country’s sustainability goals. Inspired by Gobeklitepe (Potbelly Hill), one of the first manifestations of human-made monumental architecture, the pavilion aims to offer a unique experience to visitors, highlighting Turkey’s perspective on the future and to tell about the country’s nature and its sustainability goals.