His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai, today visited a number of sustainability district pavilions at Expo 2020, including those in Seychelles and Montenegro.
The ruler of Dubai was accompanied by Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai; and Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.
Sheikh Mohammed said that conserving resources by rationalizing their use is one of the main challenges facing humanity. Consolidated global efforts to ensure the sustainability of resources are essential to ensure the prosperity and well-being of future generations. The UAE has recognized the need to address this critical issue at an early stage in its development, through the vision of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. All of its megaprojects in all sectors have taken into account the need to balance development and conservation of resources. This approach to sustainable development has guided the country’s growth over the past 50 years and will continue to guide its development over the next 50 years, he said.
The ruler of Dubai began his tour with a visit to the Pavilion of Vision, which is based on his book My Story. He then visited the Seychelles Pavilion, which showcases the natural beauty and history of the country’s islands, the measures taken to safeguard them and the opportunities to participate in their preservation.
During the tour, Sheikh Mohammed learned about the country’s conservation efforts, its strategic “blue economy” initiatives and other projects implemented to secure the present and future of the country.
The Seychelles pavilion is designed to emphasize the importance of cherishing nature. Drawing inspiration from the country’s lost treasure myths and treasure hunting culture, the lodge showcases the island nation’s hidden treasures.
Later, the ruler of Dubai visited the Pavilion of Montenegro, which showcases the natural wonders of the European country, focusing on five key elements: the sea, mountains, rivers, lakes and biodiversity. The Pavilion also offers visitors the opportunity to relive the most significant episodes of the country’s rich history and to enjoy its world-renowned traditional hospitality.
During the tour, Sheikh Mohammed expressed his appreciation for the efforts being made around the world to preserve and protect the environment and save the planet.
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