Prince Albert II, Prince of Monaco, has called Expo 2020 Dubai a key global platform for reinforcing international cooperation and dialogue…reports Asian Lite News
In his remarks on the sidelines of the celebration of the National Day of Monaco at Expo 2020 Dubai, he said the UAE and Monaco are centres of global exchanges, adding, “International expos are, in general, a key platform for international exchanges and dialogue, as well as to provide various opportunities to move forward.”
“Expo 2020 Dubai is also a great opportunity for us to enhance our cooperation with the UAE and establish links with other countries,” he added, noting Monaco is a centre for tourism, innovation, international exchange and global action to protect the environment and find new ways to produce and save energy.
Prince Albert highlighted the economic relations between the UAE and Monaco, stressing the role of Expo 2020 Dubai in promoting and reinforcing them.
He also noted other opportunities for cooperation between Monaco and the UAE, including in the areas of technology, sustainability, culture and sports.
Monaco’s pavilion at Expo 2020 is located in the Opportunities District and is inspired by the legendary Rock of Monaco.
On Saturday Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, met with Prince of Monaco Albert II at the UAE Pavilion at Expo 2020.
The meeting was attended by Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum; Reem Al Hashemy, Minister of State for International Cooperation and Director General, Expo 2020 Dubai; Mohamed bin Hadi Al Hussaini, Minister of State for Financial Affairs; Dr Ahmad Belhoul Al Falasi, Minister of State for Entrepreneurship and SMEs; and Sarah bint Yousef Al Amiri, UAE Minister of State for Advanced Technology.
Sheikh Hamdan accompanied the Prince of Monaco on a tour of the UAE Pavilion and discussed ways of strengthening bilateral relations and expanding economic, investment and cultural ties.
Prince Albert II praised the progress the UAE has attained in various fields and its unique sustainable development model that focuses on the growth of vital sectors that are shaping the future of our world. He stressed on the importance of taking advantage of the exceptional opportunities offered by Expo 2020 Dubai to advance global development and build a more prosperous future for the planet.
Sheikh Hamdan also toured the Monaco Pavilion at Expo 2020, where he was briefed on the design theme of the Monaco Pavilion, which is inspired by the ‘Rock of Monaco’, a gem-like polygonal structure that reflects the country’s national, cultural and environmental identity, as well as its extensive experience in education, construction, science, power generation and other vital sectors.
The Dubai Crown Prince and Prince Albert II witnessed the signing of an agreement on the avoidance of double taxation between the UAE and Monaco. The agreement was signed by Mohamed bin Hadi Al Hussaini, UAE’s Minister of State for Financial Affairs, and Monaco’s Minister of Finance and Economy.