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“We are ready to take on the responsibility of hosting the next World Expo in Dubai and eagerly await our formal appointment as host city next month,” said Shaikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Expo 2020 Higher Preparatory Committee, as he attended the closing ceremony of Expo Milano 2015 on Saturday.
Top officials from Dubai, including Shaikh Ahmed and Reem Ibrahim Al Hashemi, UAE Minister of State, attended the ceremony.
On November 25, Dubai will be officially appointed as the host city for the next World Expo in 2020.
Shaikh Ahmed, who is also President of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority (DCAA) and Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates airline and Group, said: “Milan and Italy have achieved great success as host city and host nation of the (World) Expo 2015. It has been a pleasure for our nation to take part in this expo, providing us with valuable insights as we prepare to host the next World Expo in 2020. I would like to take this opportunity to extend my gratitude to the National Media Council, our volunteers and everyone who tirelessly displayed the human face of our nation at the UAE Pavilion.” More info