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