30 Nov 2022 11:22

Zelensky suggests Odessa as candidate for hosting EXPO 2030

MOSCOW. Nov 30 (Interfax) - Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky proposed holding the EXPO 2030 international fair in Odessa during a speech by video link at the 17th General Assembly of the International Exhibition Bureau.

"I am honored to present Ukraine's candidate for hosting the world exhibition in 2030, to present Odessa, which means the entire Black Sea region," Ukrainian media quoted Zelensky as saying in his speech.

The Black Sea region of Ukraine has already become a key guarantor of stability in the world, which has been proven by the grain export initiative and will soon be solidified by the Grain from Ukraine international humanitarian project for countries of Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Europe, Zelensky said.

It is Odessa that through the centuries has been tied economically and culturally with Turkey, Romania, Georgia, Bulgaria, Moldova, and other countries of the region and the world, and Odessa is a city that has always been multinational and multicultural, he said.