Draft was constructive.

Common heritage of mankind – 1958, one of the greatest visionaries of Thailand.  Thailand elected as first president. Sea is common heritage of mankind – we must regulate and preserve that heritage. 

Our position on CHH – especially on MGRs.  Benefits need to be shared fairly between developed and developing countries.  Place on needs and spatial requirements of developing countries. 

Facilitate access to MGRs for all countries. Effective implementation of ABMTs.  Lessons learned under CBD would be a good reference when considering practicality. Ensure that BBNJ is not affected by activities.  No undue burden or hinder access to MGRs through ABMTs. Capacity Building – pay 13 14 UNCLOS obligations. Need to be mandatory. 

Full support for IGC5. Need active participation of countries – successful conclusion with sustainable use of BBNJ.