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Expo 2020 Dubai is a unique event that brings together the history of peoples and their civilisations: Hamdan

Sheikh Hamdan visits the Ivory Coast’s pavilion.

Gulf Today, Staff Reporter

Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, pointed out that Expo 2020 Dubai derives its importance from a completeness which gives it great uniqueness as a global event that it brings together under a roof important characteristics of the past, history and human heritage of peoples with all its diversity on the one hand.

The aspirations and ambitions of the world for the future and the innovations, inventions and ideas prepared for it by its different countries will guarantee for future generations a dignified life and prosperity on the contrary, in a rare mixture which allows a greater rapprochement between peoples of the world and building new bridges of communication among them on the basis of full knowledge of all the elements that distinguish their

 Sheikh Hamdan praised the distinguished African presence in the global gathering, which includes 192 countries. Africa's participation highlights the great development witnessed by most of the countries of the continent in various economic, social and technical levels, at a time when Africa seeks to create a new reality in which it overcomes the challenges of the past, and opens a new page in which modern technologies are employed to increase the utilization of its rich natural resources and to reserve a leading position in the path of global progress

 The visit included two African pavilions participating in the global event, which involves the participation of 192 countries, as well as a large number of international organizations, bodies and institutions, which makes Expo 2020 Dubai, with it being held for the first time in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia, the largest event in terms of participation in the history of the World's Fair dates back to 1851.  

Sheikh Hamdan is being briefed about the Ivory Coast’s pavilion.

The Crown Prince of Dubai visited the Ivory Coast pavilion in the "mobility area" at the Expo. He was briefed on the components of the pavilion through which the West African country seeks to introduce important characteristics of its economic and cultural renaissance through the largest global gathering that the world has known since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic crisis.  

Inspired by the African environment and culture, the pavilion reflects the aspirations of the Ivory Coast for the future under the slogan chosen for its pavilion, which is “The road to new Africa. ”

The pavilion tells the story of the evolution that Côte d'Ivoire has known since independence and its transition from society that depends mainly on agricultural activity, which is still an important part of building its economic structure, to the diversification of the economy and the expansion of industrial activities, while the pavilion presents the investment opportunities available in Ivory Coast.   

In light of the expansion of many future projects in various sectors including renewable energy, information technology, infrastructure and others, while the pavilion’s organizers did not neglect to highlight the cultural heritage of the people of Côte d’Ivoire, their customs and traditions, in line with the objectives of Expo 2020 Dubai in terms of achieving cultural and human rapprochement between peoples. .  

Sheikh Hamdan also visited the pavilion of the State of Rwanda, which is inspired by its history and located in the "zone of opportunities.

Nothing to shackle them down, the over 13 million Rwandans are set to take their country to the high echelons of socio-economic power in 2050.
This is the message of the “Remarkable Rwanda Pavilion,” located at a corner lot of several rows of buildings at the Opportunity District of the Expo 2020 Dubai. Divided into three floors, the pavilion tweets the past, present and future of the landlocked East African nation.

The “Dusk Zone” relates the early settlements and migration of various tribes into the present-day Rwanda since the late Stone Age from the 300,000 B.C. to the Iron Age until 550 B.C.; the formation of the earliest form of society called “ubwoko” (clans) which eventually inter-married to revolve into eight kingdoms; the entry of the German East Africa Empire that included the present-day neighbour of Burundi from 1894 to 1918; and the Belgian “trusteeship” as per the League of Nations decision until  The “Night Zone” is the darkest age, referring to the horrific 1994 100-day Tutsi Genocide, triggered by the April 6, 1994 assassination of Rwandan President Juvénal Habyarimana, a member of the Hutu tribe, at the Kigali International Airport.  In 1990, a Tutsi-led rebel group of refugees called the Rwandan Political Front, from Uganda, sparked civil war.

At the conclusion of the visit, Sheikh Hamdan expressed his appreciation for all the exhibits, ideas and innovations that he saw that tell the story of people who brought their ambitions to Dubai to take advantage of this unprecedented global meeting in terms of volume of participation in introducing their civilizations and what they aspire to achieve of developmental and innovative ambitions for a better future.

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