Somalia’s president Hassan Sheikh Mahmoud has pledged his support for Saudi’s Expo 2030 bid, state news agency SPA reported on Friday.
Riyadh’s bid to host the event faces competition from South Korea, Italy, and Ukraine.
The World Expo provides countries with the opportunity to share their innovations, cultures and ideas.
Since 1851 the world expos have offered a large platform to showcase the latest achievements and technologies and celebrate the cultural values that unite humanity.
Sheikh Mahmoud also expressed his country’s support for Saudi Arabia’s hosting of “the first Saudi-African summit,” and the fifth “Arab-African summit” this year.
King Salman sent a verbal message to the Somali president and encouraged joint cooperation between the two countries.
His message was conveyed by the Somali royal court advisor during a reception held by the president.