Sheikh Mohammed receives Israeli president

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Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, today met with Isaac Herzog, President of Israel, at the UAE pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai…reports Asian Lite News

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, today met with Isaac Herzog, President of Israel, at the UAE pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai. The meeting was attended by H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai.

Welcoming President Isaac Herzog, who is on his first official visit to the UAE, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid said that Expo 2020 Dubai, which features the participation of more than 190 countries, provides opportunities for countries across the world to explore wider cooperation in various fields. The mega global event seeks to shape a better future for humanity based on peaceful coexistence and sharing of expertise and resources.

Mohammed bin Rashid meets President of Israel at Expo 2020 (WAM)

They discussed various regional and international developments, issues of common concern, and international efforts to accelerate the pace of global recovery.

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The Israeli president also visited the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque on the same day.

He was accompanied by First Lady Michal Herzog, Mohammed Al Khaja, the UAE’s ambassador to Israel, Amir Hayek, Israeli Ambassador to the UAE, and several senior Israeli officials.

Dr. Yousif Al Obaidli, Director-General of Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Centre, accompanied the Israeli President and accompanying delegation on a tour of the mosque’s halls and external corridors.

During the tour, they were briefed by one of the Center’s cultural tour specialists about Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque’s noble message that underscores notions of coexistence, tolerance, and openness to the cultures, emanating from the nation’s late founder’s rich legacy.

They also learned about the mosque’s history, components, and esthetic features of Islamic art and architecture that manifest in every corner of this grand edifice, which create a mesmerising fusion of various architectural styles from different eras reflecting commonalities amongst cultures and uniting the world through art.

At the end of the visit, the guest was presented with two of the Centre’s distinctive publications.

The first titled “Spaces of Light” showcasing the winning photographs in the “Spaces of Light” photography award, annually organised by the Centre in celebration of the scenic aesthetics and visual culture of the mosque, and another copy of a book titled “Houses of God” about places of worship in the Islamic history, including the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. (WAM)