In his assertion whereas chairing the talk on “Enhancing Maritime Security – A Case for International Cooperation” by way of video conferencing, Modi highlighted that maritime routes have been being misused for terrorism and piracy.
He pressured that the oceans are the world’s widespread heritage and sea routes the lifeline of worldwide commerce.
Underlining that the international locations’ shared maritime heritage is going through many challenges, the prime minister put ahead 5 rules on the premise of which, he stated, a worldwide roadmap for maritime safety cooperation could be ready.
“We should remove barriers for legitimate maritime trade. Global prosperity depends on the active flow of maritime trade. Any hindrance in maritime trade can threaten the global economy,” Modi stated elaborating the primary precept.
The second precept, he stated, was that the settlement of maritime disputes must be peaceable and on the premise of worldwide legislation.
“This is very important for mutual trust and confidence. This is the only way we can ensure global peace and stability,” he stated.
Modi stated the third key precept was that the worldwide neighborhood ought to collectively face pure disasters and maritime threats created by non-State actors.
India has taken a number of steps to boost regional cooperation on this topic, he added.
Preserving the maritime setting and maritime sources, and inspiring accountable maritime connectivity have been the fourth and fifth rules enunciated by the prime minister.
Modi is the primary Indian prime minister to preside over a UN Security Council Open Debate, based on the Prime Minister’s Office.
The assembly was being attended by a number of heads of state and authorities of member states of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), and high-level briefers from the UN system and key regional organisations.
The open debate was focussed on methods to successfully counter maritime crime and insecurity, and strengthen coordination within the maritime area.
The UN Security Council has mentioned and handed resolutions on totally different features of maritime safety and maritime crime previously.
However, that is the primary time that maritime safety was mentioned in a holistic method as an unique agenda merchandise in such a high-level open debate.