Agreements between Expo 2020 and Ministries of Interior and Defence

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(Dubai) – His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and the Ruler of Dubai, and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, attended the signing of two agreements between Expo 2020 Dubai and the Ministries of Interior and Defence, aimed at strengthening collaboration in preparation for Expo 2020 to be held in October this year.

As part of the objectives of promoting greater community engagement in Expo 2020, the agreements seek to provide government employees and their families opportunities to participate in the celebrations featured at the event On the occasion, Their Highnesses urged the UAE community and government organisations to take full advantage of opportunities provided by Expo 2020 to enrich themselves with knowledge of the latest innovations and cutting-edge developments that will be showcased at the event. Expo 2020 will bring together 200 countries to discuss how they can work together to shape a better future for humanity.

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan praised the efforts undertaken by government entities to develop various incentive programmes that encourage employees and their families to engage in the educational, cultural, and creative experiences that the six-month Expo 2020 Dubai will offer from its opening on 20 October this year.

These entities have also contributed to helping bring the theme of the first World Expo in the Arab world – ‘Connecting Minds, Creating the Future’ – to life.

Lt. General H.H. Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, said: “We follow the path of our Founding Father the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan in openness and cooperation with the peoples of the world. Together with the people of the UAE, we will welcome the world, enhance the international reputation of the UAE, and encourage all our people to participate in the ‘World’s Greatest Show’ of human brilliance and achievement that seeks to connect people and create a better future.”

H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Higher Committee of Expo 2020 Dubai, President of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, CEO and Chairman of the Emirates Group, said: “We have been, as one highly motivated team, working tirelessly for years to make Expo 2020 Dubai one of the most memorable World Expos in history. The continuing support of all government departments has been critical in our journey to achieving this goal, implementing the vision of our leadership and meeting the aspirations of our people. In less than nine months, we will welcome millions of visitors to the UAE, to communicate, collaborate and celebrate humanity’s finest achievements and ingenuity.”