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Dubai is ready to host the world at Expo 2020: Mohammed
The success of the Expo after the COVID pandemic is a success for the world and optimism for the recovery of the global economic
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai chaired a meeting of the Council of Ministers at Al-Watan Palace on the preparations for Expo 2020 Dubai.
Sheikh Mohammed said on Twitter, “Today I chaired a meeting of the Council of Ministers at Al-Watan Palace... We reviewed at its beginning our preparations for the largest event that our country will host in 2021... Ten years of construction... 230,000 workers... 190 participating countries... and 170 days for its launch ... We are ready to host the world in Expo Dubai 2020.
“The success of the Expo after the COVID pandemic is a success for the world and optimism for the recovery of the global economic and cultural movement. We instructed all federal ministries to play leadership roles during the Expo to expand the horizons of international cooperation and contribute to drawing the next global agenda on various issues.”
Sheikh Mohammed added, “We also adopted the national strategy for attracting and retaining talent, through which we seek to place the UAE among the top three in the world in gaining minds and providing the best international cadres to support the development process.
“We also adopted a new policy to develop Emirati exports and increase the proportion of national goods in them to reach 50% of our exports, by opening channels and concluding agreements with a group of strategic markets around the world.”
Sheikh Mohammed also said, “We decided on a set of amendments in tax procedures to make it easier for dealers and to reduce the burden on the business sector... in addition to legislative amendments in the insolvency law for persons to take into account the impact of current conditions on insolvent persons... and the UAE government will remain flexible... and fast... and keep up with all circumstances.”