Dubai Ruler Meets Zimbabwe President

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His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, meets Zimbabwe president Emmerson Mnangagwa and reviewed bilateral relations.

Sheikh Mohammed said the UAE is keen to boost ties with African nations and enhance bilateral cooperation to advance common interests. His Highness praised the ongoing development efforts in African countries and various initiatives aimed at expanding opportunities for people to benefit from projects related to natural resources in these countries. Commending the massive infrastructure projects in African countries, he noted that the UAE strongly believes in promoting partnerships and knowledge sharing to enhance development efforts.

The Zimbabwe President said that his country sees the UAE as a gateway to access markets in the Middle East, Asia and Europe.

The meeting also discussed ways to boost trade exchange, and enable the private sectors of both countries to explore new investment opportunities, building on the strong economic ties between the two nations. The UAE is Zimbabwe’s second largest commercial partner. The two leaders also discussed cooperation to explore new investment opportunities in the areas of agriculture, mining, energy and the pharmaceutical industry, key sectors Zimbabwe is seeking to promote.

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His Highness also visited the pavilions of Rwanda and Kenya during his visit to Expo 2020 Dubai. At the Rwandan pavilion, organised under the theme ‘Remarkable Rwanda’, in the Opportunity District of Expo 2020 Dubai, His Highness learned about Rwanda’s history and its remarkable journey of development over the last 27 years as well as the country’s Vision 2050.

The pavilion features traditional cultural entertainment and dance, virtual reality tours, an experience of the country’s latest innovations and an opportunity to taste Rwanda’s best coffee and tea.

At the Kenyan pavilion themed ‘Feel the Energy’, located within the Opportunity District, His Highness learned about Kenya’s agricultural, economic and innovation potential, as well as its various key sectors and the hospitality and creativity of the Kenyan people.