Governor Kuyvashev and his delegation arrived in New York to present Yekaterinburg’s application for EXPO 2025 to member countries of the United Nations. With the expected 30 million visitors it will be a truly global event, to take place from May to November 2025.
After a protocol meeting with UN Secretary-General António Guterres, Kuyvashev shared his impressions on instagram: “Our application for EXPO 2025 is in the final stage. Today is one of the most important presentations to take place at the UN headquarters in New York. Held meetings with UN Secretary General Antonio Guterresch and his deputy Alison Smale. Today, Yekaterinburg and the Sverdlovsk region are in the very center of international community.”
The governor invited the UN Secretary-General to visit the Ural’s capital and take part in one of the international events that will be held in the city next summer: the Russian-African Forum, the Innoprom exhibition and the Global Summit of Production and Industrialization (GMIS). He also proposed to host UN events in Ural Region, and in turn Antonio Guterres offered to bring the First UN World Youth Convention to Yekaterinburg.
The visit is complemented with the opening of a photo exhibition devoted to Yekaterinburg and EXPO 2025 at the UN headquarters.