Commend stewardship of negotiations. Commend guidance of facilitators. Pleased with exchange of views. Descendents of continent Gondwana – ocean links our islands – critical to protect our Pacific Ocean through shared stewardship. Blue Ocean commitment – collectively acting from position of strength.  Welcome plan to update draft treaty text. Value in cross regional proposals – and welcome working with others on this. Pres of DOALOS should facilitate intersessional work to complete negotiations in IGC5.  Significant issues and principles important to us as large ocean states.  Fair and equitable sharing of benefits. Also want to highlight importance of responsible stewards of ocean – healthy, productive and resilient.  Need to act on behalf of present and future generations – responsible use of marine environment. Conclude by affirming PSIDS commitment to leadership of Pres. Finalize an ambitious BBNJ instrument in IGC5.