Azerbaijan makes presentation of its bid to host Expo 2025 at OIC headquarters (PHOTO)
Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec.21
By Leman Zeynalova – Trend:
Azerbaijani embassy to Saudi Arabia and the Cabinet of the First Vice-President of Azerbaijan jointly organized a presentation ceremony of Azerbaijan’s bid to host Expo 2025 at OIC headquarters, said a message from OIC.
The event was attended by heads and representatives of the diplomatic missions in Saudi Arabia and high officials of the OIC General Secretariat.
Ambassador Elchin Amirbayov, Assistant to the First Vice-President of Azerbaijan and head of the Baku Expo 2025 Task Force, gave an informative briefing of Azerbaijan’s bid with visual presentation of the diversity, development and potential of Azerbaijan under the theme ‘Developing human capital, building a better future’.
“We are here to seek your support for an important international project we signed in,” said Ambassador Amirbayov to the representatives of the OIC member states.
The capital city of Baku is one of the candidates for hosting in 2025 a World Expo normally held every five years under the aegis of the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE, International Bureau of Exhibitions) based in Paris.
“Our desire to host the World Expo in 2025, fits very well into Azerbaijan’s long-term vision and national development strategy. Hosting a World EXPO would create an unprecedented opportunity for Azerbaijan to realize some of its long-term strategic goals including development of the regions, diversification of economy, development of human capital through investments in education, health and job sectors and building a greater Baku which will serve the well-being of its population,: explained the ambassador.
Azerbaijan is the only member state of the OIC to submit its bid for EXPO-2025.