Dubai: His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, today toured the pavilions of India and Pakistan at Expo 2020 Dubai. He was accompanied by Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance.
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid said that Expo 2020 Dubai serves as a unique platform to celebrate creativity and innovation as well as discover new partnerships that will drive progress in the region and beyond. He added that the participation of 192 countries at the global event has offered an opportunity for the exchange of knowledge, experiences and innovations from across the world that will help shape a better future for humanity.
Tweeting about his visit to the two pavilions, Sheikh Mohammed said: “Today, I also visited the India and Pakistan pavilions at Expo 2020 Dubai ... ancient cultures ... and friendly peoples ... and renewed relations with the two countries...”
During his visit to the India pavilion at the Opportunity District, Mohammed bin Rashid was briefed on the country's rich and ancient civilisation, aspirations for the future and the rapid growth of its economy.
The pavilion showcases India's art, culture, literature, cinema and cuisine from across 36 states and union territories as well as the country's array of business and investment opportunities.
The four-storey pavilion structure also showcases the latest technologies and creates an ambient, futuristic environment with installations powered by augmented reality and projection mapping.
The India Pavilion focuses on presenting the country's five ‘Ts' Talent, Trade, Tradition, Tourism and Technology. It allows visitors to discover everything from the country's natural wonders, health and wellness story to its burgeoning space technology sector.
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid also visited the Pakistan Pavilion at the Opportunity District, where he was briefed on the pavilion's exhibits that highlight the country's diverse environmental beauty. Under the theme, ‘The Hidden Treasure', the pavilion offers an immersive walkthrough experience and showcases the country's opportunities in tourism, commerce and investment.
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As part of the tour, he was also briefed on Pakistan's various achievements in the fields of sustainability, sports, technology and arts. With a history spanning 7,000 years, ever-evolving with art, culture and diversity, Pakistan is one of the world's best-kept secrets.