Colombo, Oct 9 (newsin.asia) – The Chinese Navy, on Monday said it would like to join efforts with other nations to follow a green road of ocean development and promote a green low carbon ocean.
Rear Admiral Cui Yuzhong, Deputy Commander of East Sea Fleet of the Chinese PLA Navy, speaking at the Galle Dialogue 2017 held in Sri Lanka’s capital Colombo said that a favorable marine ecological environment was the premise for building a stronger community for mankind and it was a common responsibility to protect the marine ecosystem and biodiversity.
He added marine environmental pollution prevention must be strengthened, marine management must be enhanced and the orderly exploration of marine resources must be promoted.
Cui further explained that global maritime affairs should be handled by all nations through consultation and the global oceans should be governed by all related sides.
“The development achievements of oceans should be shared by all nations. China’s “21st-Century Maritime Silk Road” is put forward on the basis of this concept. We hope to build an all-dimensional, multi-levelled and wide-ranging blue partnership to achieve mutual development through policy communication, facilities connection, smooth trade, financing and shared morale. I believe only through development can we eliminate the maritime security threats,” he said.
Cui further said the Chinese PLA navy will positively implement a new model of maritime security concept and carry out exchanges with other navies in a more open and more responsible attitude to unswervingly safeguard maritime security and enhance marine prosperity.
The two day International Maritime Conference, ‘Galle Dialogue 2017’, organized by the Sri Lanka Navy was held for its 8th consecutive year with 51 countries, including India, China, Pakistan, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States participating this year.
The purpose of the Galle Dialogue is to provide a common platform for stakeholders of national and international repute to discuss and deliberate maritime related issues.