Azerbaijan and EXPO 2025: ambitious project to ensure better future - The Jerusalem Post
Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec.4
By Leman Zeynalova – Trend:
Holding EXPO 2025 in Azerbaijan would extend the geography of world expos to a new region, Arye Gut, head of the Israel branch of the Baku International Center for Multiculturalism, said in his article published in The Jerusalem Post.
“Azerbaijan’s experience in previous editions of universal and specialized Expos bodes well for the success of the potential Baku EXPO 2025,” said the author.
Gut pointed out that as part of the national communication strategy and desirous to strengthen its image at the international scene, since 2000 year Azerbaijan has been an active member of the EXPO movement.
The author recalled that Azerbaijan's pavilions received awards in the last three exhibitions in Milano in 2015 with more than 3 million visits, in Antalya in 2016 and in Astana in 2017.
Azerbaijan is aimed at showing to the world community that being a young country with strong economic potential, political stability, high levels of safety and security, it is able to host huge events like a World Expo, said the article.
Gut believes that the theme chosen by Azerbaijan for the World Expo – ‘Developing human capital, building a better future’ – is of global importance and of universal concern.
“Three sub-themes – Talent, Vitality and Achievement – align with three of 17 United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals related to education, health and employment,” he added.
Among the advantages of hosting a world expo one may, among other things, enumerate the following: significant economic benefits for the host country, 18 million expected visits to Baku Expo 2025, creation of new jobs, establishment of new business relations, improvement of business investment deliverables and of the tourism strategy, according to the article.
“It will also extend the geography of world expos to a new region, a new territory, create a new platform and give a chance to young independent states to welcome the whole world in the best possible conditions,” said the article.