Prince Philippe of Belgium visited the Shanghai Expo Park Sunday to celebrate Belgium-EU Pavilion Day.
Prince Philippe attended the Pavilion Day celebration ceremony at the Expo Center where he was welcomed by Shanghai's Vice Mayor Tang Dengjie.
In his address at the ceremony, Prince Philippe said Belgium being one of most urbanized country's in Europe, was very aware of the challenges of urbanization and sustainable development.
"Every new technology which offers solutions for a Better City and Better Life is therefore of the greatest interest to us," he said.
"China has, itself, put sustainable development and environment friendly technologies at the center of its vision for the future. The Shanghai Expo clearly confirms this ambition," the prince said.
Prince Philippe said that the pavilion highlights the main assets of Belgium, and the country's broad diversity.
Vice mayor Tang Dengjie said in his welcoming address at the ceremony that the "Brain Cell" structure of the Belgium-EU pavilion reflected Belgium's advanced idea of technology innovation in the development of cities.
The "Brain Cell" structure is employed in the main body of the Belgium-EU pavilion, which is also the design concept of the building. The inspiration of the "Brain Cell" neuron comes from Belgium' s high achievements in science and art, and its status as one of the political centers of Europe.
Prince Philippe is the heir apparent to the Belgian throne, and eldest child of King Albert II and Queen Paola.