African Endorsements for Saudi Arabia’s bid to host Expo 2030 gain momentum

After Morocco, Saudi Arabia has received official backing from Mauritania, Djibouti and Zambia for its bid to host Expo 2030 in Riyadh.

Saudi top diplomat, Prince Faisal bin Farhan, Wednesday made a phone call to his Zambian counterpart Stanley Kakubo to express his gratitude for supporting the Kingdom’s request to host the Expo 2030 in Riyadh, Arab News reports citing the Saudi Foreign Minister.

In addition to Zambia, Djibouti has also thrown its weight behind the Saudi bid. The country gave the kingdom’s envoy to Djibouti Faisal bin Sultan Al-Qabbani, support through a memorandum.

Plus, Dean of the Diplomatic Corps and Djibouti’s ambassador to Saudi Arabia, Dya-Eddine Said Bamakhrama, said his country would contribute to mobilizing the necessary support to ensure the organization and success of this global event in Riyadh , Arab News reports.

The two countries join the kingdom of Morocco and Mauritania who also have brought their endorsements for the Saudi bid.

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