By Sam Bridge
Ueli Maurer attends groundbreaking for the Swiss pavilion at the site of Expo 2020 Dubai during his official visit to the UAE
Ueli Maurer, President of Switzerland, has participated in the groundbreaking for the Swiss pavilion at the site of Expo 2020 Dubai during his official visit to the UAE.
Maurer was received by Najeeb Mohammed Al Ali, executive director of the Dubai Expo 2020 Bureau, who gave him a presentation of the Expo 2020 site.
The two also discussed key subjects that will be jointly presented by Switzerland and the UAE during Expo 2020 Dubai, such as questions related to water management and sustainable development.
Maurer said: "Congratulations to the government of the UAE and the team of Expo 2020 Dubai for what they have achieved. We are very proud to be a part of this exciting event and it is a great pleasure to be here with you today to witness the start of the construction of the Swiss pavilion for Expo 2020 Dubai."
The Swiss pavilion’s structure is inspired by Bedouin tents and is built by combining scaffolding elements and textiles.
It will offer its visitors a journey through Switzerland and promote the country’s breathtaking landscapes while highlighting its traditional values and showcasing Swiss solutions for a sustainable future.