28 September, Paris — The Royal Commission for Riyadh City (RCRC), responsible for the Kingdom’s bid to host World Expo 2030, held a seminar in co-operation with Riyadh Expo 2030 team in Paris. The seminar focuseds on the Expo sub-theme ‘Prosperity for All’, and was attended by representatives from member countries of the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE) and global experts.
During the seminar, H.R.H. Princess Reema bint Bandar, Saudi Arabia’s Ambassador to the USA, said: “Saudi Arabia is becoming the fastest growing economy among the G20 countries, with non-oil government revenues having more than doubled.” She added: “The Kingdom achieved the highest employment rate in its history, increased participation of women in the workforce, and registered a significant growth of small and medium enterprises, with nearly 40% of startup businesses owned by women.”
Highlighting the Kingdom’s commitment to finding common solutions, H.E. Fahad Al-Ruwaily, Saudi Arabia’s Ambassador to France, commented: “As we seek to find shared solutions, today I want to pledge to you that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is committed to working together as a partner with all nations, to achieve our common aspirations. We are committed to utilizing Riyadh Expo 2030 to further catalyze collaboration necessary to achieve our shared goals.”
“We are committed to sharing the opportunities of building the Expo with the whole world, and our vision of Riyadh Expo 2030 is as an Expo ‘Built by the World, for the World’.” He highlighted the strength of the cooperation and partnership between Saudi Arabia and France and the broad development it has witnessed in recent years.
The seminar was part of a series organized by the RCRC in Paris under the theme ‘Prosperity for All’. It discussed ways to address inequalities and imbalances in the world, with every nation contributing through the prism of its culture, context, and aspirations, ultimately working towards a more inclusive world that meets the needs of humanity.
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