Secretary General OIC H.E. Dr Yousef A. Al-Othaimeen has thanked His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates, and Ruler of the Emirate of Dubai for inviting the OIC to take part in the World Expo 2020 Dubai held under the motto “Connecting Minds, Creating the Future”, and for designating November 2nd as OIC Honorary Day to celebrate and showcase the work and achievements of the OIC.
In a statement during the opening ceremony for the OIC Honorary Day at World Expo 2020 Dubai on Tuesday, he said as we celebrate this important event, which the United Arab Emirates has dedicated in honor of the OIC, it is my pleasure to congratulate the government and people of the UAE, in my name and on behalf of the OIC family, on the impressively grand opening ceremony for the 2020 Dubai Expo.
This world-class event, organized at a unique and unprecedented level, is the largest and first of its kind in the context of the novel coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19).
It brings people of the world together to explore, in a spirit of cooperation and dialogue, ways to respond to the myriad challenges the world faces, he expressed.
The OIC Secretary General added, as we all know, today’s Muslim Ummah is faced with a number of challenges, the most significant of which relates to knowledge.
In the era of globalization, technology has experienced remarkable growth and progress, and the OIC Member States have no other choice but to engage strongly in this technological race and keep pace with its rapid advancements.
“It is indeed a major challenge, but it shouldn’t constitute an obstacle, because the Muslim world has enough human and material resources to make up for the time lost.—PR