Jeddah (UNA-OIC) – Secretary-General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Dr. Yousef Al-Othaimeen affirmed the OIC’s support for the bid of Saudi Arabia, the Chair of the Islamic Summit, to host the World Expo 2030 in Riyadh, as announced by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, chairman of the Royal Commission for Riyadh City (RCRC).
Al-Othaimeen indicated that hosting the World Expo will culminate Saudi Arabia’s great efforts towards achieving the Vision 2030 goals and a live display of its products and outputs. He also noted that the Kingdom has the capabilities to host a distinctive and historic version of this global forum, especially as it is a global destination and land for intercultural convergence.
In this regard, the OIC chief stressed that Saudi Arabia has recently been the destination for the world by holding many global summits and other high-profile events, both in-person and virtually. He added that Saudi Arabia’s hosting of the World Expo would be an opportunity for the world to learn first-hand about qualitative shifts in the country at the level of all sectors therein and see future Saudi Arabia, which is the fruit of the ambitious plans and vision led by the crown prince.
The Secretary-General emphasized that the support of the OIC’s Member States to Saudi Arabia would strengthen its position on the global map as the OIC headquarters and as an investment and economic destination, and among the ranks of advanced countries in artificial intelligence and other fields for a bright future.
“The Saudis have a lot to offer in this international forum through international cooperation in technology, economy, commerce, arts, culture, and sciences, in light of the great support by Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz, President of the Islamic Summit, and HRH the Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman,” he said.