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FM advocates holistic approach for ocean conservation

Published : Thursday, 18 April, 2024 at 12:00 AM  Count : 112

Foreign Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud calls for adopting a holistic approach to balance between sustainable management of the ocean for environmental conservation and socioeconomic development of people living in the proximity of the ocean.

He made the call at the 9th Our Ocean Conference in Athens on Wednesday, a Foreign Ministry release said.
He stressed the need for responsible and sustainable ocean management in his intervention at the high level panel of Foreign Ministers on the theme Ocean Sustainable Management at the conference.

Dr. Mahmud highlighted the initiatives taken by Bangladesh, a country with long Maritime border and Maritime history, under the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to ensure sustainable ocean management and utilization of maritime resources to uplift the socioeconomic condition of the coastal population

The Foreign Minister also called upon the world community to ratify the Biodiversity Beyond National Jurisdiction (BBNJ) Treaty and allocate funds for the restoration of biodiversity of the Oceans as about 10 billion USD was committed by various countries for overall development of ecosystems and green shipping, the release said.

Foreign Ministers of Greece, Costa Rica, Cape Verde, Sao Tome and Principe also made intervention and made national commitments at this conference concluding day panel discussion.

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