Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, and Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, witnessed the signing of two Expo 2020 Dubai agreements on Saturday.
The agreements, between Expo 2020 and the Ministries of Interior and Defence, seek to provide government employees and their families opportunities to participate in the celebrations featured at the event.
“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’,” said Sheikh Saif bin Zayed, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, who signed one of the agreements.
During the event, it was announced that Expo 2020 would host the annual Aqdar World Summit.
“We look forward to the Aqdar World Summit that will be held at Expo 2020. The event will bring together leaders, experts and high-profile speakers from various fields to discuss vital topics and generate initiatives and recommendations that can contribute to the development of our societies,” said Sheikh Saif, who gave the keynote speech at last year’s four-day summit in Moscow, Russia.
Reem Al Hashimy, Minister of State for International Co-operation and Director General of Expo 2020 Dubai Bureau, said hosting Aqdar at the World’s Fair would be an opportunity to “put the spotlight on humanity’s achievements, challenges and opportunities. Through specialised workshops and discussions, the Summit will address key topics that Expo 2020 will focus on including sustainability, environment, education, culture, innovation, trade and business.”