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Egypt Today staff

Sun, 22 May 2022 – 05:34 GMT
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Egypt Today staff
Sun, 22 May 2022 – 05:34 GMT
Expo2025 Osaka Kansai – Photo courtesy of Bureau International des Expositions (BIE) Facebook page
CAIRO – 22 May 2022:  Egypt studies hosting the Expo 2035 in the new administrative capital, which will be officially opened soon, officials told local media.
 
The World Expo has been held since the mid-19th century, every five years, and lasts for a maximum period of 6 months.
 
The last edition [Expo 2020] was held in Dubai last year as the world exhibition was postponed for a year due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.  Dubai was the first city in the Middle East and West Asia to host the exhibition’s activities.
 
The Egyptian pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai has witnessed a huge turnout, according to Trade and Industry Minister Nevine Gamea, noting that the pavilion has received more than 1.5 million visitors from various world countries.
 
The pavilion combined cultural touches and a future vision for modern Egypt, noted the minister, adding that it also sheds light on the Egyptian civilization and the most characteristic features of the Egyptian personality throughout history, in addition to focusing on Egypt's future and the most important opportunities available to investors in all sectors.
 
As part of an official competition organized by the Paris-based Bureau International des Expositions (BIE), the Egyptian pavilion garnered third place in the medium-sized pavilions participating in Expo 2020 Dubai, added the minister.
 
The next edition of the world exhibition “Expo 2025” would be held in the Japanese city Osaka Kansai in the period between April 13 and October 13, 2025.
 
The BIE is opening the window of bids for the countries that eye hosting Expo 2030 until September 7. Then the BIE Member States would gather in “a General Assembly set to take place in late 2023, on the principle of one country, one vote.”
 
Saudi Arabia has launched a global campaign to promote its bid for hosting 2030, under the theme “Leading the Planet to a Foresighted Tomorrow,” according to Saudi media newspapers.
 
MENA contributed to this story
 
 
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