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November 30, 2023

Statement by Press Secretary Kirsten Allen on the Vice President’s Travel to the United Arab Emirates

Vice President Kamala Harris will travel to Dubai, the United Arab Emirates to attend the 28th Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP28) on December 2. Throughout her engagements, the Vice President will underscore the Biden-Harris Administration’s success in delivering on the most ambitious climate agenda in history, both at home and abroad. The Vice President will be joined by dozens of senior U.S. officials representing more than 20 U.S. departments and agencies. The Vice President’s participation in COP28 will continue the Biden-Harris Administration’s leadership on bold, global action to address the climate crisis, advance U.S. climate goals, and help ensure a strong outcome at COP28. The Biden-Harris Administration appreciates the work of the UAE and President Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed in organizing this critical global event.