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Cheikh Hamdan visits the pavilions of Rwanda and Côte d’Ivoire

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Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed, Crown Prince of Dubai, visited the pavilions of Rwanda and Côte d’Ivoire at Expo 2020 on Saturday.

He was accompanied by Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed, Chairman of the Dubai Media Council, Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Higher Committee of Expo 2020 in Dubai and Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed.

Sheikh Hamdan was greeted by Reem Al Hashimy, UAE Minister of State for International Cooperation and Managing Director of Expo 2020 Dubai.

“Expo 2020 Dubai provides a global platform for countries to not only showcase their futuristic innovations and solutions aimed at shaping a better future, but also build bridges of cooperation with each other,” said Sheikh Hamdan.

He praised the participation of African nations in Expo 2020 Dubai.

The Rwandan Pavilion, in the Opportunity Quarter and organized under the Remarkable Rwanda theme, takes visitors on a journey through time to discover stories of culture and heritage, and how the nation grew.

Visitors can see pre-colonial Rwanda on a journey through a space inspired by the King’s Palace, have a virtual gorilla trekking experience, during which they can learn about the country’s conservation efforts and taste coffee grown on site at Café Rwanda.

The Côte d’Ivoire pavilion, in the mobility district, invites visitors to discover the theme The path to a new Africa and to discover the country’s efforts to lead an economic and cultural renaissance.

The pavilion tells the story of a boy named Silue, whose life changes due to government projects.

Visitors can see, touch and learn about the history of the country’s traditional and modern costumes, fabrics and patterns.

They can also immerse themselves in the world of chocolate and discover the country’s cocoa industry. Côte d’Ivoire produces more than two million tonnes of cocoa per year.

Update: October 16, 2021 11:29 am