Support statement of G77+C, AOSIS and CLAM. The conservation and protection of our ocean is a fight against the clock. Even if we are geographically far apart, the ocean always acts as our connective tissue. Important that we leave here today with an understanding that we cannot continue to ignore the importance of securing sustainability and integrity of our oceans; not only in the face of climate crisis but also in achieving sustainable development. The Dominican Republic expects to expand its MPAs to 30% way before 2030 and considers this treaty of utmost importance to this process. Moving forward we must maintain a constructive and flexible attitude without compromising ambition in order to protect our common heritage.