Sheikh Mohammed meets French Minister of Foreign Affairs at Expo
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, vice-president and sovereign of Dubai, met Jean-Yves Le Drian, French Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs on Saturday.
They visited the French pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai, which hosted a parade of waders disguised as aliens.
Each country represented at Expo 2020 will have a day in their honor, and the vast South Dubai site came alive to celebrate all that is French.
Students from French schools in the United Arab Emirates marched down Avenue des Nations, proudly waving their national flag.
A few minutes later, the sky above the site was painted in the French national colors – white, red and blue – by pilots from the Patrouille de France, the aerobatic unit of the Air Force and space.
Sheikh Mohammed and Mr. Le Drian discussed “ways to enhance constructive cooperation between the two countries, building on the progress made in improving relations at the recent meeting of Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of ‘Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces. Forces, with French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris, âaccording to a press release from the Dubai media office.
The facade and roof of the French pavilion are made up of 2,500 square meters of solar tiles, which produce 60% of the energy it consumes.
Sheikh Mohammed also visited the pavilions of Oman and Saudi Arabia on Saturday.
He was accompanied by Sheikh Hamdan, Crown Prince of Dubai, and Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed, Deputy Governor of Dubai, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance.
First held in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia region, Expo 2020 Dubai will run until March 31, 2022.
Updated: October 2, 2021, 7:09 PM