Covid-19: Expo 2020 Dubai to seek one-year postponement

Following in the footsteps of Olympics and other world activities, organizers of the Dubai 2020 expo is about to make a statement on the possibility of postponing the event earlier scheduled to hold this year.

Expo 2020 Dubai is exploring the possibility of postponing the event by one year in order to allow the world recover from coronavirus pandemic, organisers announced today.

In a statement issued today, Expo 2020 said the BIE will now work with its member states and Expo 2020 Dubai organisers to establish a change in dates.

“A final decision on postponement can only be made by the BIE’s executive committee and the General Assembly,” the statement said, adding a two-thirds majority vote from member states of the organisation is required.

“Over the last several weeks, we have been consulting with key UAE and international stakeholders to review the ongoing impact of COVID-19 on our plans and preparations for Expo 2020 Dubai.”

 Reem Al Hashemy, UAE Minister of State for International Cooperation and Director General, Expo 2020 Dubai has said many of the countries due to participate in Expo 2020 have been significantly impacted by Covid-19, and have sought a delay to the opening of Expo 2020 Dubai by one year, to enable them to overcome this challenge