Australia hails Dubai as host city of World Expo 2020

Australia has welcomed Dubai being selected the host city for World Expo 2020.

Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop and Trade and Investment Minister Andrew Robb congratulated the city of Dubai on winning the right to host World Expo 2020. 

This will be the first Expo ever to be held in the Middle East, and in the Arab world.

The two ministers expressed the hope that Dubai Expo 2020 will not only provide new and substantial opportunities to broaden the links between the two countries and people, but also promote future growth and stability in the region.

Dubai's bid for Expo 2020 was strong, reflecting the city's status as a global centre for the tourism and convention business and a global transport and logistics hub.