Expo 2020 Dubai: Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid visits Algeria's pavilion

Structure is modelled on the Casbah, or white fortress buildings in Algiers

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Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, on Monday toured the Algeria pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai.

Sheikh Mohammed, who was accompanied by Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed, Deputy Prime Minister, Finance Minister and Deputy Ruler of Dubai, was briefed on the country’s history and vision for the future, Dubai Media Office reported.

The pavilion, in the Mobility District at Expo 2020 Dubai, features a golden lattice gateway symbolising a portal to Algeria’s culture, history and future. It is modelled on the Casbah, or white fortress buildings in Algiers.

Sheikh Mohammed also heard about major projects being implemented in Algeria, mainly in the renewable energy sector.

After the tour, he expressed his admiration for the innovation shown in the Algerian pavilion.

Sheikh Mohammed also praised ties between the two countries and wished Algeria continued prosperity and progress.

Expo 2020 Dubai has pavilions from 192 countries and continues until the end of March.

Updated: November 29, 2021, 7:36 PM