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Riyadh submits formal request to host Expo 2030, Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince says

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

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Riyadh has submitted a formal request to host Expo 2030, Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman announced Friday.

Saudi Arabia is the latest country to submit a request after Italy, Russia, South Korea and Ukraine.

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“We live in an era of change, and we face an unprecedented need for humanity’s collective action,” the Saudi Crown Prince said in a letter to the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE).

“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.

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

The Crown Prince noted that Expo 2030 would also coincide with the culmination of Vision 2030, which is a strategic framework to reduce Riyadh’s dependence on oil, diversify its economy, and develop public service sectors.

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, VP and PM of the UAE and ruler of Dubai, quickly threw his support behind Saudi Arabia’s bid.

“We will give our brothers access to the knowledge and experience we gained throughout seven years of preparation for the Expo,” the ruler of Dubai tweeted.

“The success of the Kingdom means success for the entire region,” he added.

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