Align with G77/China. 

Our intervention concerns Art. 4 para 4. Resolution 69/292 and 72/249 mandate the elaboration of an ILBI on BBNJ and recognize that neither participation in the negotiations nor the result can affect non – Parties nor the legal status of parties to the Convention with respect to those instruments. 

Taking into account this background, as a non Party to UNCLOS, request opening of the brackets in xxx