The ruler of Dubai had a meeting with Lithuanian Prime Minister Ingrida Simonetti during his visit to the country’s pavilion.
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and ruler of Dubai, met today with Lithuanian Prime Minister Ingrida Simonetti during his visit to the country’s pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai.
The meeting discussed new ways to strengthen bilateral relations between the two countries in a number of areas, including technology, renewable energy, food security and life sciences, among others.
Sheikh Mohammed and Simonetti toured in Lithuania’s pavilion, located in the sustainability district, which highlights the country’s various technological advances in everything from laser to life sciences.
The airy, bright design of the Openarium – Lithuania’s pavilion at the Expo – welcomes visitors via a shaded wooden terrace decorated with colorful traditional Lithuanian shutters. Inside the pavilion, the central highlight is the exhibition “Oseen Lithuania”, a digital high-resolution tour of the country’s natural beauty. The pavilion also showcases Lithuanian cuisine and authentic craftsmanship.
The Dubai ruler also visited the pavilion in Sweden, located in the Sustainability District, where he received information about Sweden’s experience of building smart cities, developing the next generation of travel, innovative life sciences and developing a biocircular economy.
Sweden’s vast boreal forests are places of magic, beauty and solitude – much like the sweeping deserts of the United Arab Emirates. The Sweden Pavilion at Expo 2020 offers an enchanting mix of these two cultures, which combines a Nordic forest-inspired experience with architectural style from the Middle East. The pavilion’s tree – filled design leads visitors through a variety of “clearings” among the stylized tribes, where interactive multimedia exhibitions explore thematic topics. Visitors can explore the next generation of travel systems and immerse themselves in futuristic smart cities while absorbing the authentic sounds of Sweden’s rich forest lands.
At the end of her tour, Sheikh Mohammed expressed his appreciation for the efforts made to showcase innovation, culture and knowledge at the Sweden Pavilion and expressed the hope that Expo 2020 Dubai will help strengthen the ties between the United Arab Emirates and Sweden.
Expo 2020 Dubai, which is being held for the first time in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia, houses the pavilions in 192 countries participating in the event as well as those from various organizations from around the world. The global show runs until March 31, 2022.