His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Crown Prince, Prime Minister, and Chairman of the Royal Commission for Riyadh City, is slated to participate in the Kingdom’s official reception for Riyadh’s bid to host Expo in 2030, to be held in Paris tomorrow.
A reception for representatives of the 179 member states of the International Bureau of Expositions – the organization responsible for the International Expo – will be held on June 19, 2023, on the eve of the bureau’s 172nd General Assembly meeting, in Paris.
The ceremony is part of the nomination procedure to host the Expo 2030.
In Riyadh’s case, the reception aims to showcase the capital’s readiness, plans and projects to host the exhibition, before the final voting to select the host city for this event at the next General Assembly meeting in November 2023.
During the reception, which is being hosted by the Royal Commission for Riyadh City, an exhibition will be held to project the historical and cultural depth of the Kingdom and its capital, while highlighting the city’s political and economic presence, its distinctive geographical location, and outstanding infrastructure, all of which making it ready to host the most prominent international events. Also highlighted will be its enormous capabilities, once the ongoing development projects are completed as scheduled, before the Expo starts.
Visitors to the exhibition are taken on a virtual journey of Riyadh in 2030, starting with arriving at King Salman International Airport, and then riding modern means of transportation for a tour of the most prominent landmarks and major projects of Riyadh, including the Riyadh Sports Boulevard, King Salman Park, Diriyah Gate, and Qiddiya.
Ministers and senior officials from Saudi Arabia, France, member states of the Bureau, members of international organizations such as UNESCO, and representatives of diplomatic missions accredited to France will participate in the reception.
Expo 2030 is one of the most influential global platforms. Four cities, Riyadh (KSA), Rome (Italy), Busan (South Korea), and Odesa (Ukraine), are competing to organize it.