Qatar: UAE President Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan has attended the opening of the International Horticultural Expo 2023 in Doha.
The Expo was inaugurated by Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, Emir of the State of Qatar, under the theme “Green Desert, Better Environment.”
Several heads of state and international delegations are attending the ongoing exhibition at Al Bidda Park, which started on October 2, 2023, and will continue until March 2024, spanning 179 days.
This is the first time a desert country is hosting a global horticultural exhibition. The UAE President, accompanied by the Emir of Qatar and other attendees, toured pavilions throughout the exhibition, which spans an area of 1.7 million square meters of green space.
The UAE Pavilion will showcase the theme of “Nurturing Legacy” during the exhibition. It is managed by the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs in collaboration with the Salama bint Hamdan Al Nahyan Foundation and the National Projects Office.
Sheikh Mohamed has congratulated Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad for hosting this international event, praising the exhibition’s high level of organization.
The pavilion will tell a poetic tale of the UAE’s visionaries and trailblazers, showcasing the strong connection between its people and the environment.
It will also highlight the UAE’s rich history of meaningful advancements and innovations aimed at fostering a successful agricultural legacy, spanning from the past through the present to an ambitious future.
The UAE President commended that the Expo’s aim is to serve as a platform for innovation, engagement, and cooperation as participants work to identify sustainable solutions to environmental challenges.
These challenges include agriculture, food and water security, and conservation. The goal is to ensure a better future for coming generations.
Sheikh Mohammed took part in the watering of a Sidr tree in the presence of the Emir of Qatar, leaders, country representatives, and invited guests.