Tuesday, 24 May 2022 – 11:16 am
The Russian Foreign Ministry announced on Monday that Russia is withdrawing its bid to host the Expo-2030 international exhibition, citing a lack of “fair and unbiased assessment”.
“We must see that the international exhibition movement has become yet another victim of a massive anti-Russian campaign launched by the West to exclude our country from all spheres of cooperation,” the ministry said in a statement.
So Moscow has decided to withdraw from the race that wanted to hold Expo 2030 in Moscow. For Sergei Lavrov’s department, “there is no question of fair competition for the right to organize world universal exhibitions”.
Condemning the unfair conditions, the ministry continues that Moscow’s candidacy for the organization of Expo-2030 “cannot categorically expect a fair and unbiased evaluation in the context of competition with the four other candidates, even though its undeniable advantages”. be.
Other countries remain in the race to organize the Universal Exhibition. These are Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Italy, Ukraine. Dubai hosted the last expo from October 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022, while the next expo will be held from April to October 2025 in Osaka, Kansai, Japan.
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