His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, received President Ueli Maurer of the Swiss Confederation on Saturday.
While welcoming the visiting Swiss President, Sheikh Mohammed stressed the importance of further developing ties of friendship and cooperation between the UAE and the Swiss Confederation to serve the interests of the two countries and their peoples.
Sheikh Mohammed commended Switzerland’s early voting for Dubai’s bid to host the Expo 2020, saying the international event receives proper attention and consistent follow-up from the UAE leadership and government as well as other institutions to produce it in the best manner possible.
President Maurer expressed his delight at his country’s participation in the Expo 2020. He said that during his state visit to the UAE, he and a Swiss high-level delegation will participate in the ground-breaking ceremony for the Swiss pavilion at the Expo 2020 in Dubai South.