As the global health crisis has affected nations worldwide, a request at the beginning of April had been issued by the UAE government and its Executive Committee, along with member of various states, to postpone Dubai’s Expo 2020 to next year.
The General Assembly of the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE) has approved the request, which was surpassed within a week of voting to move the six-month long event on April 24.
"BIE regulations stipulate that a two-thirds majority of Member States holding the right to vote is required for the dates of an Expo to be changed," BIE said in a statement.
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#Expo2020 #Dubai wins another overwhelming vote of confidence from nations around the world. More than two-thirds majority of the Bureau International des Expositions Member States voted in favour of postponing the next World Expo by one year. Expo 2020 will now run from 1 October 2021 to 31 March 2022. For more information, click the link in bio. مرة أخرى يفوز #إكسبو2020 #دبي بثقة العالم. صوّت أكثر من ثلثي أعضاء المكتب الدولي للمعارض لصالح تأجيل النسخة التالية من إكسبو الدولي لمدة عام. تقرر أن يقام إكسبو بين 1 أكتوبر 2021 و31 مارس 2022. للمزيد من المعلومات، يرجى زيارة الرابط في حسابنا
In a statement issued by Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Airports, President of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Chairman and CEO of Emirates Group, and Chairman of the Expo 2020 Dubai Higher Committee, said ”We welcome the decision of BIE Member States to support the delay of Expo 2020 Dubai by one year. We are thankful to Member States for their continued commitment to contributing to a World Expo in Dubai that will play a pivotal role in shaping our post-pandemic world at a time when it will be most needed."
The official title of ‘Expo 2020’ is set to remain the same and has also been officially approved.
Expo 2020 is said to welcome 192 countries, plus businesses, multilateral organisations and educational establishments.
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