Sharjah24 – WAM: Morocco celebrated its national day at Expo 2020 on Sunday with the visit of Aziz Akhannouch, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Morocco, an impressive aerobatic demonstration by the Moroccan patrol of the Green March and a performance by the one of the most prominent in the country. pianists, Marouan Benabdallah.
Aziz Akhannouch, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Morocco, accompanied by Nadia Fettah Alaoui, Minister of Economy and Finance of Morocco, was greeted by His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, President of Dubai Airports and Chairman and CEO of Emirates Airline and Group, and Chairman of the Board of Governors of Expo 2020 Dubai, and Dr Sultan bin Ahmed Al Jaber, Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology of the United Arab Emirates .
Prime Minister Aziz Akhannouch said: “I am sincerely grateful for the warm welcome extended to the Moroccan delegation, and I congratulate the United Arab Emirates for their wonderful organization of this World Expo. Our presence at Expo 2020 Dubai allows us to discover our ancient heritage. , as well as our tourist, cultural and scientific achievements in the world.
“Morocco’s participation in Expo 2020 Dubai shows the Kingdom’s commitment to actively contribute to an enriching dialogue at regional and international levels for a safer and more stable future for all, while our pavilion is a platform for announce our new identity, “Morocco Now”, highlighting Morocco’s investment and industrial opportunities, especially for foreign investments. “
Dr Sultan bin Ahmed Al Jaber hosted Aziz Akhannouch in the United Arab Emirates and at Expo 2020 Dubai.
He said the celebration of Morocco’s National Day at Expo 2020 Dubai reflects the strong relationship between the two brotherly countries, the foundations of which were laid by the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan and the late King Al Hassan II.
He added that, thanks to the directives of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan and His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, and the close monitoring of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces of the United Arab Emirates and King Mohammed VI, relations between the two countries confidently move towards a better future of political, economic, cultural and social cooperation.
declared: “We share with the Kingdom of Morocco a common history, solid relations, as well as a common framework and an active presence in the Arab and Islamic worlds; which all serve as a solid foundation for expanding partnerships and constructive collaboration for the benefit of our nations. “
“The United Arab Emirates continue to work to strengthen their relations with the Kingdom of Morocco and to intensify cooperation in various sectors of mutual interest, such as energy, agriculture, industry, mining , tourism and others, “he added.
Dr Sultan bin Ahmed Al Jaber noted that the UAE is the largest Arab investor in Morocco, with a total investment of $ 20 billion in 2022.
“I take this opportunity to express my thanks and gratitude to HM King Mohammed VI for Morocco’s strong participation in Expo 2020 Dubai, reflecting the deep ties between the United Arab Emirates and Morocco. I would also like to thank Nadia Fettah Alaoui, Minister of Economy and Finance and Commissioner of the Moroccan Pavilion and her team for the excellent participation in this global event. “
He praised the design of the Moroccan pavilion.
Located in the Opportunity District, the Morocco Pavilion offers visitors an immersive experience through a continuous ramp that reflects the Moroccan streets and its Wast Eddar patio, “the heart of the house”. The theme of the pavilion, “Legacy for the future – from inspiring origins to sustainable progress”, invites visitors to (re) discover the Kingdom, its history, its identity, its concrete achievements and its vision for the future. It includes a climb to the top of the vertical dirt village for spectacular views of Expo 2020.
The repertoire of Moroccan-Hungarian pianist Marouan Benabdallah ranges from classical music to Middle Eastern and North African tunes. He often performs remarkable finds by composers from Syria, Algeria, Lebanon, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and his native Morocco.
National and Honor Days at Expo 2020 Dubai are times to celebrate each of our more than 200 international attendees, highlighting their culture and achievements and showcasing their pavilions and programming.
Until March 31, 2022, Expo 2020 invited visitors from around the world to join in the creation of a new world as part of a six-month celebration of human creativity, innovation, progress and culture.