Expo 2020 Dubai has been postponement after several countries sent in proposals asking for the same following the global pandemic disruptions.
In a statement, the Expo has stated that UAE and international stakeholders have been working hand in hand in reviewing the ongoing impact of COVID-19 on set plans and preparations for Expo 2020 Dubai.
Currently, the globe faces an unpredictable situation with every activity almost coming to shut down, making the Expo 2020 Dubai see this as an inappropriate time to hold the event.
The Expo 2020 Dubai has stated that their interest is global shareholders based as many nations are in lousy shape from the pandemic effect and have requested for the postponement.
“While everyone involved in Expo 2020 Dubai remains firmly committed, many countries have been impacted significantly by COVID-19, and they have expressed a need to postpone Expo’s opening by one year, to enable them to overcome this challenge” read the statement.
So far, more than 820,000 people have contracted the virus around the globe, with at least 174,000 confirmed to have recovered and more than 40,000 people to have died.
“In the spirit of solidarity and unity, we support the proposal to explore a one-year postponement made by the Steering Committee at today’s meeting. We will follow the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE) processes on deciding to delay Expo 2020. The BIE will now work with its Member States and Expo 2020 Dubai to establish a change in dates.”
The task is upon the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE) General Assembly to discuss and announce the final decision on set dates as stipulated in Article 28 of the BIE Convention.