President Yoon Suk Yeol Advocates for Harmony and Solidarity at 2030 Busan Expo

Paris, France – South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol, at a luncheon in Paris on Friday, expressed his vision for the 2030 World Expo, emphasizing harmony, solidarity, and a collective approach to global challenges. South Korea is bidding to host the event in Busan and is competing against Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, and Rome, Italy. The host city will be selected by the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE) during a general assembly in Paris.

According to Yonhap News Agency, the proposed Busan Expo will focus on addressing critical issues faced by humanity, such as the development gap, climate change, and digital disparities. He shared his vision during the luncheon, attended by delegates of the BIE, stating that the Expo would be a platform where individuals worldwide can showcase their culture and skills, and engage in discussions about shaping a better future.

Yoon's remarks highlighted the event's potential to foster global collaboration and understanding. He also took the opportunity to meet individually with the delegates, reinforcing South Korea's commitment to hosting the World Expo and achieving its ambitious goals.

The luncheon, co-hosted by the South Korean mission to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development and the Korea International Cooperation Agency, aimed to raise awareness of South Korea's initiatives aligned with the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals. These goals encompass various global challenges, including poverty eradication, affordable and clean energy, and reducing inequalities.

Additionally, presentations by the Global Green Growth Institute and SK ecoplant were featured, focusing on strengthening partnerships for a sustainable future. South Korea's bid for the 2030 World Expo in Busan underscores the country's dedication to leading global efforts in sustainable development and international cooperation.

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