Salute the decision to suspend IGC5 to resume it later on and confirms our support moving on. Hope that the proliferation of small groups can be avoided as it has impacted the effectiveness of organizations like ours. The adopted text must be legally binding and universal, every effort should be made to ensure there is full understanding and transparency of the text. Article 4.3 is of vital importance to our delegation. Reiterate the provisions of para 10 of UNGA 72/249, that neither the participation in or outcome of the negotiation should affect the legal status of parties in the convention.