November 28, 2023
Riyadh's triumphant bid to host World Expo 2030 has garnered widespread acclaim and congratulations from leaders across the globe, underlining the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's esteemed position on the international stage.
Qatari Dignitaries Extend Best Wishes
The Amir of the State of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, conveyed his sincere congratulations to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, via cable on the monumental achievement. Echoing the sentiment, the Deputy Amir, Sheikh Abdullah bin Hamad Al Thani, and Qatari Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Jassim Al Thani, also extended their warm regards in separate cables.
Jordan Hails Saudi Arabia's Success
The Kingdom of Jordan expressed heartfelt congratulations to Saudi Arabia on its victory in securing the Expo 2030 hosting rights. The Jordanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs praised the achievement as a testament to the Kingdom's successes across various sectors, emphasizing its distinguished ability to host globally significant events.
"This well-deserved victory is a great Arab achievement of which Jordan and all Arabs are proud," the ministry remarked, highlighting the event's significance on the global stage.
Arab Parliament Speaker Applauds Saudi Capabilities
Arab Parliament Speaker Adel Al-Asoomi congratulated Saudi Arabia, noting the significant international confidence in its capability to organize global exhibitions. He highlighted the progress made under the leadership of King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, praising their guidance in steering comprehensive development across various sectors.
Al-Asoomi expressed confidence in the Kingdom's ability to successfully organize Expo 2030, emphasizing its enhanced position as a leading global destination in trade, culture, and development.
Kuwait and OIC Laud Saudi Prestige
Amir of the State of Kuwait, Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, praised Saudi Arabia's prestigious international standing and its ability to organize significant events. He commended the Kingdom's capabilities and modern infrastructure, stating that this achievement is a source of pride for the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) member states and the entire Arab nations.
Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Hussein Ibrahim Taha congratulated Saudi Arabia's leadership and people, highlighting the Kingdom's leading status and potential to host prestigious global events.
Egyptian Ministry and Palestinian President Join Celebrations
The Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs expressed confidence in Saudi Arabia's ability to organize Expo 2030, emphasizing the Kingdom's appreciation and global recognition. The ministry wished the Saudi people further success and progress.
President of the State of Palestine, Mahmoud Abbas, conveyed his congratulations to King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, expressing pride in this great Arab achievement. He wished continuous good health and prosperity to the Kingdom and its people.
GCC Secretary General Acknowledges Diplomatic Efforts
GCC Secretary General Jasem Albudaiwi commended the active participation of GCC embassies and their high level of coordination in London. He expressed gratitude to the heads of GCC missions for their significant diplomatic efforts, reinforcing joint Gulf work.
Bahrain and Oman Commend Saudi Achievements
King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa of Bahrain congratulated King Salman on this global achievement, describing it as a testament to the Kingdom's prestigious international posture. Bahraini Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa echoed the sentiment, praising Saudi Arabia's ability to successfully host and organize global events.
The Sultanate of Oman expressed congratulations to Saudi Arabia, expressing confidence in the Kingdom's capabilities to organize Expo 2030 efficiently, benefiting the entire region and enhancing the GCC's status in hosting major international forums.