France, UAE committed to clean energy transition, says French trade minister

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French Foreign Trade Minister Olivier Becht said France and the UAE share a vision of accelerating the transition to green energy to combat the dangers of climate change, Emirates News Agency reported on Friday.

Becht said the two countries are collaborating on low-carbon energy solutions and expressed confidence in the UAE’s ability to host COP28 in November.

The rest of the world also believes in the UAE’s leadership in combating climate change, he added.

“The environmental challenges we face motivate us to be more courageous and committed in our actions to accelerate the energy transition,” Becht said.

“That is why the UAE and France have many joint projects in various fields, including hydrogen and nuclear energy for peaceful purposes, to produce clean energy that is the future of the sector.”

The UAE and France have strong ties, the minister said, adding that he expects to visit the UAE shortly to discuss ways to strengthen and expand economic cooperation between the two countries.

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