Saudi capital Riyadh to host World Expo 2030

World Tuesday 28/November/2023 21:01 PM
By: Times News Service
Saudi capital Riyadh to host World Expo 2030
Riyadh. Image: Wikimedia Commons

Muscat: Riyadh will host the World Expo 2030 after defeating challenges from South Korea and Italy for the prestigious event.

The Saudi capital was picked by a majority of 119 out of 165 votes by the member states of the Paris-based Bureau International des Expositions, according to Arab News.

The secret ballot was carried out using electronic voting, and Riyadh was confirmed as successor host to Osaka in 2025.

During the BIE event in the French capital, candidates presented their final Expo progress reports to member states and government-appointed delegates in an 11th-hour attempt to win votes.