Aligns with G77+C. As an archipelagic State we are our own category under UNCLOS and our distinct geography presents specific challenges for CBTT. Came here with full flexibility and it is regrettable that this conference was not able to reach an agreement. There are a number of core issues on which there is no convergence. Must address these in a manner that is transparent, inclusive and cognizant of all delegations’ limitations and needs. Sharing of benefits as well as CBTT is key for the meaningful participation of developing States.