GCC Welcomes Saudi Arabia’s Bid to Host Expo 2030

GCC Welcomes Saudi Arabia’s Bid to Host Expo 2030

The General Secretariat of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) backed Saudi Arabia’s official bid to host Expo 2030; from Oct 2030 until April 2031.

The theme proposed by Saudi Arabia is “the era of change: leading the planet to a foresighted tomorrow”.

GCC Secretary-General Dr. Nayef Al-Hajraf expressed on Tuesday his support for Saudi Arabia’s move to host the global event in its capital, Riyadh.

He expressed his faith in the capabilities of the Kingdom in planning and organizing an unprecedented exhibition in the history of the Expo.

Saudi Arabia on Friday announced Riyadh’s intention to bid to host the World Expo 2030; to the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE), World Expo’s organizing body.

In a letter to the BIE, the Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said; “The 2030 World Expo in Riyadh will coincide with the culmination of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030.”

The Royal Commission for Riyadh City (RCRC); which is the overarching authority responsible for the City of Riyadh and is chaired by the Crown Prince, will lead the Saudi bid for the World Expo 2030.