UAE officially proposes October 1, 2021 start for World Expo 2020 Dubai

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The UAE has officially proposed that the World Expo 2020 Dubai be moved to start on October 1, 2021, in light of the ongoing issues caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The request was made in a letter addressed to Dimitri S. Kerkentzes, secretary general of the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE). A statement from the BIE said: “In the letter, His Highness Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs & International Cooperation of the UAE, seeks the postponement of the World Expo following in-depth discussions by the Expo 2020 Dubai Steering Committee with the Organizer and the BIE on the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and in solidarity with participating countries.”


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