A presentation of Baku’s bid to host the World Expo 2025 was held at the 163rd Session of the General Assembly of the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE) in Paris yesterday, the Baku Expo 2025 Operations Secretariat said.
The Azerbaijani delegation was led by Prime Minister Novruz Mammadov.
It was noted at the presentation that Baku is ready to host the World Expo 2025. The Azerbaijani delegation pointed out that the project proposed by Baku for the Expo 2025 has a diverse and universal significance.
It was noted that the general plan prepared for the World Expo is part of the renovation work intended for expanding Baku to the East. The theme of the project, 'Developing Human Capital – Building a Better Future', covers the spheres of health, education and employment, and is of interest to all countries, cultures and people.
The next session of the BIE General Assembly will be held in November 2018. At the session, representatives of the BIE member states will select by secret ballot the city to host the World Expo 2025.
Azerbaijan's Minister of Finance, Chairman of the Working Group on the nomination of Baku, Samir Sharifov, said that this presentation is an important opportunity to convey the wish of Azerbaijanis, especially Azerbaijani youth, to host the World Expo 2025.
Azerbaijan, which has been actively participating in 6 Expo exhibitions held by the International Exhibitions Bureau for 18 years and has won three awards for the high quality of the pavilions, demonstrates a strong commitment to Expo-movement.