DUBAI, 8th March, 2022 (WAM) — His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, today met with the President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo, who is currently visiting the UAE to participate in his country’s National Day celebrations at Expo 2020 Dubai.
The meeting was attended by H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Media Council, and a number of ministers.
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid said the participation of African countries in Expo 2020 Dubai has given an opportunity for visitors from across the globe to learn more about the continent’s heritage, culture and investment opportunities.
The two leaders discussed ways of boosting bilateral cooperation and advancing the strategic partnership between the two countries especially in the fields of agriculture and technology. They also highlighted the importance of boosting trade and tourism between the two nations and unlocking new investment opportunities that will serve mutual economic interests.
During their tour of the pavilion of Ghana located in the Opportunity District, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid and President Nana Akufo-Addo were briefed on the commercial opportunities the country is highlighting at Expo 2020 Dubai to attract more foreign investments. Ghana is one of the world’s largest Exporters of cocoa and offers significant investment opportunities in its mining sector. The Ghanaian pavilion is also highlighting opportunities in the country’s financial, healthcare and food manufacturing sectors. The UAE Vice President learned about Ghana’s efforts to promote environmental sustainability and conserve its natural resources.
Sheikh Mohammed also visited the pavilion of Armenia located in the Opportunity District. Home to contemporary innovators and some of the world’s oldest cities, Armenia is a nation where the ancient and modern worlds converge. Blending deep cultural heritage with cutting-edge technology, the pavilion offers visitors opportunities to explore centuries of Armenian history, take in authentic works of art, and breathe in the fruity aromas of Armenian apricots. Sheikh Mohammed also learned about the Tree of Life, an exceptional hand-made construction of almost real-life dimensions, which is a symbol of Armenia’s survival throughout centuries.
He also visited the Vietnamese pavilion, where he was taken on an immersive journey, featuring the country’s beautiful people, unspoiled nature and latest development trends. Under the theme, ‘Distilling the Past, Shaping the Future’, the pavilion narrates the story of the nation. Through three floors of interactive exhibits, the Vietnamese pavilion highlights the country’s rich heritage and abundant opportunities. With a history as a crossroads of culture and commerce, Vietnam’s pavilion highlights the country’s keenness to embrace cooperation and connection on a global scale.