Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, has continued his visit to Expo Milano 2015 for the second day in a row. His Highness toured a number of pavilions participating in the World Expo which attracts more than 100,000 visitors a day from different regions of the world.
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed began his second tour of the Expo after he was received by Giuseppe Sala, Commissioner for Expo Milano 2015, who accompanied His Highness during a tour inside Pavilion Zero, which was designed and built from sustainable wood sources, and focuses its content on the eating habits of different peoples all over the world.
His Highness the Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai then moved to the pavilion of Belgium, named "The Future Tunnel". In the pavilion, Sheikh Mohammed viewed a model of a Belgian garden planted with various kinds of trees and plants.
The South Korean pavilion was the third leg of His Highness' tour, which tells about the food habits and culture of the Korean people, which relies on vegetarian foods, moving away from the white and red meats that, according to Korean Culture, affect human health negatively.
In the Coffee and Chocolate Pavilion, in which 79 countries are participating, Sheikh Mohammed was briefed on the coffee types spread all over the world.
In the Italian Pavilion, which is known for its design reflecting modern Italian civilisation, Sheikh Mohammed experienced an exhibit representing the epitome of the pride of the Italian people in their civilisation and its fundamental role in the development of world civilisations.
The last leg of his tour was in the German pavilion, which displays German agricultural products and demonstrates its focus on modern agriculture, water and food security for its people.
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum expressed satisfaction with the visit, praising Expo Milano 2015's theme "Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life" as food sources and agricultural land around the world are vulnerable to destruction before the advance of civilisation, causing the loss of large areas of agricultural land in favour of construction and the establishment of housing and industrial cities.
Sheikh Mohammed called on the Chairman and members of the Expo 2020 Dubai Higher Preparatory Committee to benefit from the experiences of others and learn from their mistakes, to "dazzle the world with our culture and our excellence, to be the first of its kind in the history of Expos in terms of the preparation, organisation, management and hospitality and respect for its guests." The Expo will be held under the theme "Connecting Minds, Creating the Future".
Sheikh Mohammed was accompanied by H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Chairman of Emirates Group, and Chairman of the Expo 2020 Dubai Higher Preparatory Committee, Reem bint Ibrahim Al Hashimy, Minister of State and Managing Director and Director-General of Bureau Dubai Expo 2020, Lt. General Musabbah bin Rashid AI Fattan, Director of the Office of the Vice-President, Khalifa Saeed Suleiman, Director-General of the Department of Protocol and Hospitality in Dubai, and Saqr Nasser Al Raisi, UAE Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Italy.