New Delhi (Uttam Hindu News)- Saudi Arabia, working on Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s ‘Vision 2030’, has achieved a major success. Saudi Arabia has won the bid to host the World Fair 2030, beating Italy and South Korea. The Organization of Islamic Cooperation, an organization of 57 Muslim countries, has also reacted to this success of Saudi Arabia.
Saudi Arabia was trying hard to host the World Expo 2030. The World Expo will be organized between October 2030 and March 2031. According to ‘Saudi Gazette’, a government agency of the Saudi government, the International Exhibition Bureau announced on Tuesday that Saudi Arabia will host the World Expo from October 2030 to March 2031. According to the report, the member countries of the International Bureau of Exhibitions voted during the 173rd General Assembly held in Paris to select who should host the World Fair 2030. Out of 182 member countries of the organization, 119 countries voted in favor of Saudi Arabia. At the same time, South Korea got the support of 29 countries and Italy got the support of only 17 countries.
This victory of Saudi Arabia also becomes important because after the Football World Cup held in Qatar last year, this will be the second time when a Gulf country will host such an event. This is being seen as a diplomatic victory for the Gulf countries and especially Saudi Arabia.
The Organization of Islamic Cooperation, an organization of 57 Muslim countries, has issued a statement congratulating Saudi Arabia for hosting the World Fair. A statement issued by OIC Secretary-General Hissene Brahim Taha said, “The Secretary-General of the OIC congratulates Saudi Arabia and its people for making a successful bid to host the 2030 Expo.” The statement further said, “This global achievement by Saudi Arabia reflects the world’s confidence in Saudi Arabia in the international community. “Saudi Arabia’s qualifications make it an excellent host for this large and important event.” The Secretary General of the OIC has stressed that this achievement of Saudi Arabia is the result of the excellent leadership and honest tireless efforts of the Arab Kingdom.
Pakistan has also congratulated Saudi Arabia on winning the bid to host the World Fair 2030. Pakistan Foreign Ministry wrote on social media platform X, “We heartily and overwhelmingly congratulate Saudi Arabia on winning the bid to host the 2030 World Expo. We wish you all the best for a successful event.”