Watch: UAE leaders launch Al Wasl Plaza at Expo 2020 Dubai

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The UAE’s leaders have inaugurated Al Wasl Plaza, which is the heart of the Expo 2020 Dubai site.

It was officially unveiled by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, as well as His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces.

They said the UAE is a perfect host for Expo 2020, which will promote optimism and inspire people to work towards a better future.

"Thanks to the efforts of UAE citizens and residents, as well as all those who have contributed to its success and prosperity, Expo 2020 will mark the start of a new 50-year phase of leadership and achievements," said Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid.

Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed said Expo 2020 will be an opportunity to showcase the achievements of the Emirates to the world.

Their Highnesses were also briefed on the various phases of Expo completed in 2019, as well as the preparations to welcome the 192 participating countries and millions of visitors. 

The entire project has achieved 150 million working hours and has 38,000 people currently working on site.

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