A presentation of Baku’s bid to host the World Expo 2025 was held at the 163rd Session of the General Assembly of the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE) in Paris on June 13.
The Azerbaijani delegation was led by Prime Minister Novruz Mammadov. It was noted at the presentation that Baku is ready to host the World Expo 2025, which is fully supported by the Azerbaijani people and welcomed by the youth with great enthusiasm.
The Azerbaijani delegation pointed out that the project proposed by Baku for the Expo 2025 has a diverse and universal significance.
It was announced that the next session of the BIE General Assembly will be held in November 2018. At the session, representatives of the BIE member states will select by secret ballot the city to host the World Expo 2025.
Azerbaijan, which has been actively participating in six Expo exhibitions held by the International Exhibitions Bureau for 18 years and has won three awards for the high quality of the pavilions, demonstrates a strong commitment to Expo-movement.
For the first time, Azerbaijan participated in the Expo Milano 2015 with its national pavilion. More than three million people visited Azerbaijan’s pavilion at Expo Milano 2015. Azerbaijan’s national pavilion was of great interest to the participants of Antalya EXPO 2016 World Botanical Expo held in Turkey. At the EXPO 2017 in Astana, the country was represented by a pavilion prepared on the basis of the concept of “Land of Energy – energy from the past to future”.
If Baku is chosen, the World Expo 2025 will be held for six months from May 10 to November 10, 2025. It will be the first World exhibition of the International Exhibitions Bureau organized in the region.
The theme proposed by Azerbaijan for World Expo in 2025 is "Developing human capital, building a better future." Within this theme lies three sub-themes which focus on the future of education, health and employment.
World Expos, known officially as International Registered Exhibitions, are organized every five years. They can last up to six months, and international participants can build their own pavilions on the Expo site. The themes of World Expos are designed to raise awareness of and find responses to universal challenges of our time.
The most recent World Expo was held in the city of Milan, Italy, in 2015, under the theme “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life”.
The next World Expo will take place in Dubai (UAE) between October 20, 2020 and April 10, 2021 under the theme “Connecting Minds, Creating the Future”.