Sunday, 14 August, 2022

UN Ocean Conference

Dhaka reaffirms pledge to achieve SDG-14

Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen has reaffirmed Bangladesh's commitment to achieve all targets relevant to Sustainable Development Goal-14 - conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development, reports UNB.

 Momen delivered the country statement at the plenary session of the 2nd UN Ocean Conference in Lisbon on Thursday.

 Secretary, Maritime Affairs Unit at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Rear Admiral (Retd) Md Khurshed Alam, Bangladesh Ambassador to Portugal Tarik Ahsan and other officials were the delegation members accompanying the foreign minister in the conference.

 Momen attached importance to marine science for eradicating poverty, contributing to food security, conserving the world's marine environment and resources, helping to predict and respond to natural and anthropogenic events and promoting the sustainable development of the oceans and seas.

 He said Bangladesh settled the maritime boundary issues with both the neighbours under the able leadership and guidance of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and is poised to collaboratively utilize the resources.