Senegal president, Macky Sall, has spoken warmly of his nation’s relations with the United Arab Emirates as he visited Expo 2020 in Dubai to open the nationwide pavilion.
Sall mentioned: “Our world, plunged right into a deep financial gloom, actually wants this ray of sunshine to carry again some color and assist rebuild hope for a greater future.
“In this sense, the common Expo is each a showcase for nations and an element for peace and dialogue between cultures and civilisations.
“This is what Expo 2020 is all about, beneath the theme ‘Connecting Minds, Creating the Future,’ with the subthemes of sustainability, mobility and alternative.
“All this is relevant today.”
He added: “In a world of interdependence and interconnection, but additionally, sadly, of turbulence and violent conflicts, folks must be taught to dwell collectively, to know and respect one another, but additionally to alternate for extra progress and prosperity whereas preserving the setting.
“Senegal adheres to its beliefs.
“That is why I wanted to personally preside over the national day of Senegal that we are celebrating today.”
The president continued: “The Senegalese pavilion, situated within the coronary heart of the Expo web site, gives the world a pattern of the perfect of what we’re doing when it comes to progress and improvement.
“For instance, the regional categorical prepare of Smart Senegal and the mission of the port of the longer term, with three trendy infrastructures of connection that seek advice from the theme of the Expo.
“I want to commend the bilateral relations between the United Arab Emirates and Senegal, that are based mostly on friendship, cooperation and improvement.
“Once again, we will try to increase the level of trade, the level of commercial exchanges and above all to make sure that businessmen can also develop cooperation since it is through trade, through investment that this happens.”