His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, on Sunday received Professor Carl-Henrik Heldin, Chairman of the Board of the Nobel Foundation, who took part in the opening ceremony of the second edition of the Nobel Museum Exhibition 2016, in Children’s City at Dubai Creek Park.
The exhibition is being organised by Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation (MBRF), in collaboration with the global Nobel institution.
Sheikh Mohammed, in the presence of Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, welcomed the Swedish professor and exchanged talks about the Nobel prize and the role it plays in encouraging advocates of peace - such as leaders and decision makers - establish the foundations for world peace as well as encouraging the contribution of scientists and researchers to enhancing human development and happiness through their scientific and medical researches and inventions.
The two sides also discussed the Nobel Museum Exhibition, which will run until March 21st under the slogan, 'Exploring Life: Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.' Professor Hilden praised the idea of the museum and the role that MBRF plays in consolidating and disseminating knowledge and awareness to the public in various fields and strengthening the principles of innovation, creativity and research in Arab and Islamic societies and achieving sustainable development.
The Ruler of Dubai commended the humanitarian and scientific role of the Nobel Foundation and its constructive cooperation with MBRF which helps it fulfill its humanitarian, scientific and knowledge goals.
Mohammed bin Rashid visits Gulfood 2016
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, on Sunday paid a visit to Gulfood 2016. The five-day event, being held at the Dubai World Trade Centre, is the world's premier annual food and hospitality trade event.
During the tour, Sheikh Mohammed, accompanied by Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Khalifa Saeed Suleiman, Director-General of the Department of Protocol and Hospitality in Dubai, and Helal Saeed Almarri, CEO, Dubai World Trade Centre, toured the exhibition that is deemed as the most important event at the regional level in terms of number of exhibits, products and national and international participation.
More than 5,000 exhibitors in the food and hospitality sector from 120 Arab and foreign countries are taking part in Gulfood this year. Sheikh Mohammed expressed his happiness at the wide participation by the most important food producing countries, stressing that the UAE will always be the gateway between the West and the East as well as the communication bridge between our people and the peoples of the region on one hand and the peoples of the world on the other.
Sheikh Mohammed said the economic, industrial, cultural and sports events held in the country represent a vital source for the national economy and welfare of our people and our society. He also added that these gatherings are platforms, which pave the way for cultural exchanges and social coexistence in our country, which hosts people of all nationalities.
Sheikh Mohammed was briefed by Almarri on the current edition of the region's largest event in the food industry. Almarri also pointed out that many countries are participating in in this year's edition of the exhibition for the first time, including Russia, Costa Rica, Belarus, Mauritius and other countries, Also, many countries enhanced the level of their participation, such as Japan, New Zealand and France, a fact that reflects the importance of the event.