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Deputy Minister for Shipping: Major achievements at Commonwealth Oceans Summit

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    “Oceans are not only critical to our survival but also to the health and well-being of our planet”

    In her speech, the Deputy Minister for Shipping, Marina Hatzimanoli, mentioned the important achievements that were made during the Commonwealth Oceans Ministerial Meeting, which highlight the shared commitment to the health and vitality of the oceans. which closed the Synod held in Paphos.

    Addressing the participants, she said that their active participation and contributions have not only enriched the discussions, but also charted a path towards a more sustainable future for the oceans.

    Today, she stressed, & #8220;we celebrate important achievements that underscore our shared commitment to the health and vitality of our oceans. The signing of the Memorandum for the Blue Charter Center of Excellence marks a milestone in our journey towards enhanced cooperation and knowledge sharing “.

    During the discussions, he added, < strong>we witnessed a deep commitment from member countries to align with CHOGM 2024's theme, “A Resilient Shared Future: Transforming Our Common Wealth”. This commitment, he said, underscores our collective determination to address the ocean's hot-button issues and move toward a more sustainable future.

    “Our discussions on ocean principles and priorities set the stage for the drafting of the Commonwealth Oceans Statement. This statement will serve as a guide for our collective efforts in the coming years, outlining key areas where the Commonwealth can have a tangible impact “ he pointed out.

    As we look to the future, said the Deputy Minister, “let's continue the momentum created here. Let us embark on the journey from Cyprus to Samoa with determination and purpose, ensuring that the Commonwealth remains at the forefront of sustainable ocean governance “.

    He further said that as members of the Commonwealth , we have a deep responsibility to take the lead in protecting our oceans.

    The oceans, he added, are not only critical to our survival but also >i for the health and well-being of our planet.

    “Let us seize this unique opportunity to show collective resolve and pave the way for sustainable ocean conservation. Our actions today will shape the future of generations to come,” he concluded.

    Source: cyprustimes.com

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