The Republic of Cabo Verde has joined the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE), becoming the 171st member state of the organisation. In accordance with article 35 of the 1928 Paris Convention relating to International Exhibitions, the government of the Republic of Cabo Verde submitted the instruments for accession to the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs recently.
France, as the depository for the convention notified the secretariat of the BIE that Cabo Verde has adhered to the convention. Cabo Verde is therefore the 171st Member State of the organisation. Cabo Verde participates regularly in world and specialised expos, most recently having participated in World Expo 2020 Dubai with a pavilion located in the Mobility District and themed "A country on the move, bridging four continents".