We have come a long way over the last two weeks. The ocean that divided us at the start of IGC5 was wide and the way ahead was not clear. Together we persevered, worked hard and with goodwill, we mapped out a way forward for the ocean and all the people around the world who depend on it. But unfortunately time ran out on us. We must preserve the work and progress that we have made. The US remains committed to an agreement that puts us on a path to conserve or protect at least 30% of the ocean by 2030. A successful BBNJ agreement will result in meaningful, science-based conservation and sustainable use of high seas biodiversity, will foster inclusion and capacity building, and will promote marine scientific research. We are disappointed, but failure is not an option, not for us and not for the ocean. Lets finish our work as soon as possible and get this agreement across the finish line.