Abu Dhabi, UAE: Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance – Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, yesterday (Wednesday, March 16, 2022), met with Prince Rahim Aga Khan, Chairman of Environment and Climate Committee at the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN).
The meeting took place at the DUBAI EXPO 2020, during which Sheikh Mohammad expressed his opinions on multiple initiatives taken by AKDN in several fields such as: culture, education, heritage, historic cities, community development and the environment.
UAE’s Deputy Prime Minister further highlighted that the values which are being operated in the work of AKDN, in providing support to the communities who are underprivileged, is similar to the humanitarian and development morales of the UAE government.
Official Twitter handle of Dubai Media Office, sharing the information, tweeted, “@MaktoumMohammed meets with HH Prince Rahim Aga Khan, Chairman of Environment and Climate Committee at the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), at @expo2020dubai“.
Meanwhile, Sheikh Mohammad tweeted, “I met Prince Rahim Aga Khan, Chair of the Environment and Climate Committee of the Aga Khan Development Network. We discussed ways to advance the underdeveloped communities in the world, the UAE’s efforts in this field, their participation in the Urban and Rural Development Week at Expo, and ways of cooperation to achieve common goals to give a better life to people.”
التقيت بالأمير رحيم آغا خان رئيس لجنة البيئة والمناخ في شبكة الأغا خان للتنمية. وناقشنا سبل النهوض بالمجتمعات الأقل حظا من التنمية في العالم، وجهود الإمارات في المجال، ومشاركتهم في أسبوع التنمية الحضرية والريفية بإكسبو، وسبل التعاون لتحقيق الأهداف المشتركة لمنح حياة أفضل للإنسان. pic.twitter.com/kuvKLv2VpT
— Maktoum Bin Mohammed (@MaktoumMohammed) March 16, 2022
He added that the world witnessed seeing UAE becoming the largest donor of development aid via its’ exceptional contributions to the causes of humanitarian. Middle East country’s foreign aid value provided by UAE in between the time frame of 2010 to 2021 accounts for $56.14 billion.
Besides this, a partnership between AKDN and Expo’s ‘Programme for People and Planet’ was also among the matters discussed by both the dignitaries.
Among the other government officials who attended the meeting were – Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Tolerance and Coexistence; and Reem Al Hashimy, Minister of State for International Cooperation and Director-General of the DUBAI Expo 2020 Dubai Bureau.