OSAKA — Saudi Arabia attended on Thursday the Groundbreaking Ceremony for Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai, Japan.

Othman Almazyad, Saudi Arabia's Commissioner-General for Expo 2025, participated in the official proceedings.

“Saudi Arabia was recognized through multiple awards, including Best Pavilion in the large suites category at Expo 2020 Dubai by EXHIBITOR magazine,” said Almazyad. “At Expo 2025 Osaka Kansai, we look forward to sharing the Kingdom's profound history and diverse culture with the world in Osaka, as well as showcasing innovation and creativity. Today’s ceremony marks the start of that journey.”

Opening in April 2025, Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai, will convene over 160 countries and multilateral organizations under the theme ‘Designing Future Society for Our Lives’, supported by three sub-themes – ‘Saving Lives’, ‘Empowering Lives’ and ‘Connecting Lives.’ Over 28 million people are expected to visit Osaka during the duration of the event.

Saudi Arabia's journey at Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai, follows its participation at the most recent World Expo, Expo 2020 Dubai. Under the theme of ‘An Inspiring Saudi Vision for a Shared Future,’ the Kingdom’s Expo 2020 Dubai pavilion attracted over 4.9 million visitors and won several awards from EXHIBITOR magazine, including Best Pavilion (large suites category), Best Exterior Design and Best Display. The Saudi Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai also accomplished LEED Platinum Certification, granted by the US Green Building Council (USGBC); and won three Guinness World Records – Largest Interactive Light Floor, Longest Interactive Water Curtain (at 32 meters in length), and Largest Interactive Digital Screen Mirror.