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Foreign Secretary congratulates Dubai on being named Expo 2020 host

Foreign Secretary praises Dubai’s outstanding bid, and expresses delight at Dubai being chosen to host Expo 2020.

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Foreign Secretary William Hague

Speaking after Dubai was selected as host of Expo 2020, Foreign Secretary William Hague said:

I am delighted that Dubai has been chosen to host Expo 2020 especially given the other strong contenders. But as I have said before, Dubai’s bid stands out and does so for a number of reasons. Its position as a global hub, its dynamism as a city and as an exciting place for people to share their ideas and culture. Given the can-do attitude of Dubai as demonstrated by its extraordinary development, I have no doubt that Expo 2020 will be a hugely successful affair, and one which will show the world that the region is full of vision and human potential.

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Published 27 November 2013