‘A chance to bring the world to Riyadh’: Saudi officials, delegates react to Expo 2030 win

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Wed, 2023-11-29 12:10

PARIS: There were celebrations all round on Tuesday evening following the news that Saudi Arabia will host World Expo 2030.

Riyadh won the vote by a convincing margin, securing 119 out of 165 votes from the member states of the Bureau International des Expositions in Paris.

As the majority was more than two-thirds, it meant a second round of voting was unnecessary.

Saudi Minister of State for Foreign Affairs and climate envoy Adel Al-Jubeir told Arab News he was “elated, satisfied, happy, pleased” by the result.

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