"Vice President Harris Will Attend COP28 Climate Conference In Dubai"

"WASHINGTON — Vice President Kamala Harris will join the U.S. delegation to Dubai for the annual United Nations conference on climate change, the White House said Wednesday.

This weekend’s trip for COP28 appears to have been hastily arranged, since her staff recently said she had no plans to attend.

White House officials did not explain the change in plans, but the announcement comes after criticism of Joe Biden’s decision to skip the summit. He’s also no longer expected to make a promised trip to Africa before the end of the year."

Chris Megerian reports for the Associated Press November 29, 2023.


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Source: AP, 11/30/2023