Expo 2020 Dubai is preparing to contribute to shaping the features of the world in the post-Covid-19 pandemic, and creating a better future for all, after the member states of the International Bureau of Exhibitions, by a two-thirds majority, agreed to postpone this edition of the World Expo for a year.
In light of this postponement, the international event will be held from October 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022, which will allow all participants to bypass the consequences of “Covid-19”, and will enable the World Expo to focus on the common desire to shape new ideas to develop solutions to some of the biggest challenges in Our time.
His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, President of Dubai Airports, Supreme President, CEO of Emirates Airlines and Group, and Chairman of the Expo 2020 Dubai Supreme Committee said: “We welcome the decision of the member states of the International Exhibition Bureau to support the postponement of Expo 2020 Dubai for a period of time. We thank these countries for their continued commitment to contribute to the organization of an International Expo in Dubai, which will play a pivotal role in shaping the world in desperate need of that.
”We have sought to build bridges, ties and partnerships around the world over the last fifty years because we believe in the importance of true cooperation. In order to safeguard everyone’s future. This rapid and collective vote demonstrates the strength of our international partnerships, and truly embodies the positive role the United Arab Emirates and Dubai play with various countries of the world.
“The international community’s affirmation of Dubai’s capabilities and its ability to adhere to its word reinforces our commitment to keep ambition in line with achievement, and to host an international event that will inspire the world’s imagination, when the time is right.”
In light of the impossibility of holding the General Assembly of the International Bureau of Exhibitions due to the restrictions imposed by the Covid-19 pandemic, the Member States voted remotely on the recommendation of the Executive Committee of the International Bureau of Exhibitions to postpone, according to what the government of the United Arab Emirates suggested in early April, and recommended by the Executive Committee To the International Bureau of Exhibitions on April 21st. While voting will remain open until May 29, the two-thirds threshold has been crossed within one week of the opening of voting on April 24th.
His Excellency Dimitri Kirkensz, Secretary General of BIE, said: “I commend the prompt response from BIE member states. Supporting these countries to postpone the official approval of Expo on May 29th – is a renewed sign of solidarity, and demonstrates a common will to work together in making the future .
in its support for the postponement of Expo 2020 Dubai for a period of one year, Member States granted at the international exhibitions Bureau of the world the opportunity to meet again in 2021, when together we can meet the challenges facing humanity and the celebration of unity and solidarity , which are working on Tazizna. through the main motto continues to minds and making the future, will give Expo 2020 Dubai provides the world with a unique platform to share lessons, solutions and ideas for a better tomorrow.
Expo 2020 Dubai will maintain its name and remain committed to hosting an exceptional international event that celebrates humanity and its creativity, cultures and innovations – including the technological advances made in the fields of medicine and science.
Expo 2020 Dubai will be the first international expo to be held in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia, and the largest event ever held in the Arab world, with the participation of 192 countries, as well as companies, international organizations and academic institutions.