Sayyid Asaad presides over National Day celebrations at Expo 2020
Muscat – Delegated by His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik, Sayyid Asaad bin Tarik al Said, Deputy Prime Minister for International Relations and Cooperation Affairs and Personal Representative of His Majesty the Sultan, led Oman’s delegation taking part in the celebrations of the 51st National Day at Oman Pavilion in Expo 2020 Dubai.
At the event, Sayyid Asaad and his accompanying delegation received Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak al Nahyan, UAE Minister of Tolerance and Coexistence and Commissioner General of Expo 2020 Dubai.
The ceremony, held at Al Wasl Plaza at the expo, began with raising the Omani flag. A military band of the Royal Guard of Oman and Royal Cavalry performed at the concert square of the expo that attracted a sizeable number of participants and visitors to Expo 2020.
Sayyid Asaad said in a speech on the occasion, read by Qais Mohammed al Yousef, Minister of Commerce, Industry and Investment Promotion, that Oman’s participation in the international event stems from the deep-rooted relations between the two countries.
“Through participation in this major global event, the sultanate presents to visitors to Oman’s pavilion the aspirations of government institutions and private establishments, their innovations and the contributions of Omani youth, considered the mainstay of the nation’s future.
“We are proud that the Omani Pavilion embodied the spirit and capabilities of young people, as its organisation, management and development were done 100 per cent by young Omanis,” Sayyid Asaad said.
He added that Oman Pavilion will take visitors on an inspiring journey that highlights the making of the future and tells the contemporary story of the sultanate as well as showcases the opportunities and bright future envisaged in the Oman Vision 2040.
On his part, Sheikh Nahyan, said in his speech, “Today, at Expo 2020 Dubai, we celebrate the National Day of Oman. I convey my congratulations to the sultanate, the government and the people on the occasion of the 51st National Day, wishing His Majesty the Sultan and the Omani people continued progress.”
Existing Oman-UAE relations reviewed
Sayyid Asaad bin Tarik al Said, Deputy Prime Minister for International Relations and Cooperation Affairs and Personal Representative of His Majesty the Sultan, met Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces of the UAE, at the Leadership Pavilion in Expo 2020 Dubai.
The two sides reviewed relations between Oman and UAE, as well as aspects of existing cooperation in several fields to serve the joint interests of the two brotherly countries and peoples.