IAHP president visits UAE Pavilion at Expo Milano, lauds Zayed for development miracle

MILANO, 27th October, 2015 (WAM) – Vic Krahn, President of International Association of Horticultural Producers (IAHP) has commended the rapid progress the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has been experiencing over the previous 40 years and credited the late founding father, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan, for working a development miracle.

With his steady perseverance, hard work, deep loyalty to his nation and people Sheikh Zayed had transformed the desert into lush green garden, one of the most beautiful countries in the world, he said.

Krahn made these remarks during a tour of the UAE Pavilion at Expo Milano 2015 on top of a delegation of 22 representatives of the IAHP’s member states. They were welcomed by Salem Al Ameri, Commissioner-General of the UAE Pavilion at Expo Milano, and his deputy Abdullah Al Aidrous, who also took him on a tour of the pavilion.

Krahn said the contents of the pavilion were indicative of the progress and development the UAE has made.

In a statement to the Emirates News Agency (WAM), the IAHP chief said UAE cities, which house skyscrapers and landmarks, have become the favourite destination for tourists and international businessmen, which boosts investment opportunities.

He expressed the IAHP’s readiness to provide technical services and support to horticulture projects in the UAE and to the World Expo 2020 Dubai as its contents and theme fit well into the vision and mission of the IAHP.

He thanked the National Media Council, organiser of the UAE Pavilion, for the warm welcome and generous hospitality accorded to him and his entourage during the visit.

The International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH / IAHP) is an international organisation dedicated to promoting horticultural producers and holds international garden / flora festivals or expositions worldwide, as part of the Bureau of International Expositions (BIE). The organisation was formed in 1948 in Switzerland for international marketing purposes and now supports breeders’ rights, the environment and international exhibitions.

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