UAE 'ready' to host COP28

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The UAE's leaders have confirmed the country's readiness to host COP28 in 2023.

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, said the UAE will be fully prepared if selected.

"The UAE has submitted a request to host the COP28 conference in 2023, the largest global conference of heads of state and government on climate and environmental issues," Sheikh Mohammed said on Twitter.

"The host nation will be confirmed in the coming days and we have the support of many countries," he added.

His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces,  also took to Twitter to highlight the UAE's readiness "to host this crucial global gathering aimed at accelerating efforts to address our planet’s shared climate challenges".

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