Align with G77 and China.
Ocean offers great promise for poverty eradication and economic development, this is only possible if new instrument provides a robust regime has fair and equitable benefit sharing that enables developing countries to share these benefits. Expressions are not enough, need legally binding provisions to ensure equality.
New Agreement’s success depends on universality and inclusiveness, therefore in line with 72/249, status of non parties should not be affected by this Agreement.
Encouraged by hard work which demonstrated seriousness of all delegations. Progress made on certain issues, etc means we are on track to finalize. Grateful that you are circulating a revised text. Having a new text will give us a better possibility to work with each other and to work to consensus on a final agreement.