Align with Fiji on behalf of PIF.

Concluding an ambitious BBNJ is key part of Australia’s commitment to protecting the marine environment.  Remains much work to be done despite good cooperation. 

Want to conclude this year, support proposal to hold a fifth and final conference in August 2022. Ambitious goal but we are optimistic. Support President providing a new and clean text as soon as possible. Want observer participation, parallel sessions at the next conference. Will work intersessionally.  Will have to make hard choices, we are ready to be flexible and collaborative to reach consensus at IGC 5.