President Emomali Rahmon today morning left Dushanbe for the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for participation in the World Climate Action Summit (WCAS) that will be held there from December 1-2, Abdufattor Sharifzoda told Asia-Plus in an interview.  

According to him, Emomali Rahmnon will stay in the UAE until December 3 and he is scheduled to hold a number of bilateral meetings with heads of some states and international financial institutions to discuss cooperation issues.  

Media reports say the UN's 28th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP28) is expected to be the largest climate summit to date. 

The COP28, chaired this year by the UAE, will be held between Nov. 30 and Dec. 12 at Expo City Dubai, which the country describes as a smart and futuristic destination for business and innovation.

More than 70,000 delegates from different countries are expected to attend the COP28 and the summit is expected to be the largest climate summit to date.

The World Climate Summit will be dedicated to the speeches of the leaders.

The leaders of the world's two biggest polluters, US President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping are not expected to attend the COP28.

At this year's summit, there are critical issues that stand out in terms of climate jargon and constitute the main items on the agenda.  One of these, the negotiations on phase-down and the phase-out of fossil fuels, is expected to be the scene of the hottest debates at COP28.