Tuesday, December 18, 2007

[Korea.net News, Government Press Releases, November 27 2007] 2012 World Expo to be held in Yeosu

1. Yeosu was selected as the host city of the International Exposition in 2012 at the 142nd General Assembly of the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE) held in Paris on November 27 (KST). Yeosu received 77 votes at the second round of vote, 14 votes more than Tangier, Morocco with 63 votes.

2. The Government of the Republic of Korea, together with the people of Korea, would like to celebrate this triumph of pan-national diplomacy based on the ardent wish and passionate support of all Koreans through joint efforts by the Government, the Bidding Committee, local self-governing bodies and the economic circle.

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