Dubai: Members of Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) recently celebrated the Council’s Honor Day at the Expo 2020 Dubai in the presence of Dr. Nayef Falah Al-Hajraf, GCC Secretary-General.
Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, the UAE Minister of Tolerance and Coexistence and Commissioner-General of Expo 2020 Dubai, greeted Dr. Al-Hajraf and Sheikh Fahim bin Sultan Al Qasimi, former GCC Secretary-General to the occasion.
The UAE Minister further added that the GCC has played a significant role in unifying efforts to achieve coordination, integration and cohesion among its Member States in all areas.
“We laud the GCC Pavilion, underlining the earnest desire to maintain Khaleeji heritage and working further to enhance strategic and brotherly relations for a better future,” Mr. Sheikh Al Nahyan observed.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Al-Hajraf highlighted that, “The GCC has proven its ability to face world crises and changes. Today, the GCC has become a cornerstone for security, stability and safety for its people. It has also become a symbol of our members’ comprehensive development and ambitions.”
“The UAE has demonstrated its ability to efficiently and distinctively host international events and occasions. We – the GCC, the Gulf and Emirati people – have the right to feel proud,” the GCC Secretary-General stated.
HONOR DAY CELEBRATIONS
The festivities began with a flag-raising ceremony at Al Wasl Plaza, followed by an operetta, Khalejena Wahed, prepared and organized by GCC Pavilion, while the Kuwaiti Television Artistic Group performed a show reflecting the deep-rooted ties and relations among the GCC’s six Member States (UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Oman, Kuwait, and Qatar).
The Honor Day was also marked in the skies, with a UAE Army helicopter flyby, then a colorful air show by Al Fursan (The Knights), the UAE Air Force’s aerobatic team.
The seven jets soared in formation across the sky, equipped with white, red, blue and green smoke generators that left magnificent trails behind them.
THE GCC PAVILION AT EXPO 2020 DUBAI
The Gulf Cooperation Council Pavilion, located in the Opportunity District under the theme’ Unified Vision for a Promising Future’, represents the common destiny of all its the Member States in the past, the present and the future.
The Pavilion explains the GCC’s achievements since its foundation in Abu Dhabi in 1981 and sheds spotlight on numerous cornerstones, including historical heritage, integration and future aspirations.