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Riyadh Secures Bid to Host World Expo 2030 in a Historic Win

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Hadeel Hashem
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Riyadh Secures Bid to Host World Expo 2030 in a Historic Win

In a remarkable stride for Saudi Arabia, Riyadh has won the bid to host the prestigious World Expo 2030. The resounding victory was announced on Tuesday at the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE) in Paris, with Riyadh receiving 119 out of 165 votes, convincingly defeating South Korea's Busan and Italy's Rome.

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Riyadh's Triumphant Bid

The world's fair, held every five years, is a global platform that brings together nations to showcase their accomplishments, innovations, and visions for the future. The selection of Riyadh as the host city for Expo 2030 is a testament to the city's growing global influence and ambition to establish itself as a leading hub for international engagement and commerce. The Expo, tracing its history back to the 1851 Great Exhibition in London and the 1889 Exposition Universelle in Paris, attracts millions of visitors and billions of dollars in investment.

World Expo 2030: A Pledge for a Foresighted Tomorrow

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The bid, led by Riyadh, presented a compelling vision for Expo 2030 with the proposed theme, “The Era of Change: Together for a Foresighted Tomorrow.” This resonated strongly with voters, underscoring Saudi Arabia's commitment to innovation, collaboration, and a progressive future. The hosting of the Expo 2030 in Riyadh offers an opportunity to share Saudi Arabia's rich heritage, deep-rooted history, and cultural diversity with the world, aiming to showcase the nation's present and future economic, social, and developmental growth.

A Significant Milestone for Saudi Arabia

The successful bid is a significant milestone for the Saudi capital, solidifying its standing on the global stage. The event is expected to cast a global spotlight on the nation in the year that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's plan to diversify the kingdom's oil-dependent economy, Vision 2030, is set to conclude. The announcement has sparked grand celebrations organized by the Royal Commission for Riyadh City, reflecting the importance of this achievement for the city and the entire kingdom.

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