Saudi Arabia plans to host World Expo-2030 in Riyadh


Riyadh – Saudi Arabia on Friday announced Riyadh’s plans to bid for hosting the World Expo 2030 to the Bureau International Des Expositions (BIE) – the World Expo’s organizing body.

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) wrote to BIE, “We live in an era of change, and we face an unprecedented need for humanity’s collective action”.

“It is clear that the whole world, as a collective, needs to work together to foresee the future and address, with its brightest minds, the challenges and opportunities that emanate from this change”, he added.

Crown Prince also highlighted Expo-2030 in Riyadh will coincide with the culmination of the Kingdom’s Vision-2030.

He said that, “World Expo 2030 will represent an extraordinary opportunity to share with the world our lessons from this unprecedented transformation”.

MBS emphasized that, “this vision represents the Kingdom’s ambitions for the future; a vision that aims to leverage the boundless energy of its youth to create a sustainable tomorrow for the benefit of future generations – in which all citizens advance their dreams, surpass their hopes, and go beyond their ambitions”.

Mr. Fahd Al-Rasheed, CEO of the Royal Commission for Riyadh City, delivered the letter in Paris to Dimitri Kerkentzes, Secretary General of the BIE.

Moreover, Royal Commission for Riyadh City (RCRC), which is chaired by MBS, will lead the Saudi bid for the World Expo 2030.

Expo 2030 is expected to take place from 1st October 2030 till 1st April 2031. The theme proposed by Saudi Arabia is “The era of change: Leading the planet to a foresighted tomorrow”.

Saudi Vision 2030 which was launched by MBS in 2016, is a strategic framework to reduce Saudi Arabia’s dependence on oil, and to diversify its economy. It also focuses on developing public service sectors such as health, education, infrastructure, recreation, and tourism.

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