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PM Modi Enumerates Five Principles on Maritime Security at UNSC Debate

At the UNSC Debate NarendraModiji lists out the 5 Principles related to maritime security

Wednesday, 11th August 2021


At a high level United Nations Security Council debate held on Monday which was presided by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, he proposed five principles as a roadmap for maritime security cooperation. These include removing barriers for maritime trade and peaceful settlement of disputes.

The debate titled, ‘Enhancing Maritime Security - A Case for International Cooperation’ was conducted through video conferencing and PM Modi highlighted that maritime routes were being misused for terrorism and piracy.

He pressed the fact that oceans are not only the world's common heritage, sea routes are the lifeline of international trade.

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Modi stressed that nations across the globe are face with several challenge and put forward five principles based on which, he said, a global roadmap for maritime security cooperation can be prepared.

Stating the first principle, the prime minister said, “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.”

He said, the second principle, is that all maritime disputes must be settled through peaceful means and on the basis of international law. This, he stated, “is very important for mutual trust and confidence. This is the only way we can ensure global peace and stability.”

The third principle, according to PM Modi, is that the global community should together face natural disasters and maritime threats that have been created by non-State actors. He also said that India has adopted several steps to further regional cooperation on the matter.

The fourth and fifth principles, as per the Indian Prime Minister, are preserving the maritime environment and maritime resources, and encouraging responsible maritime connectivity.

This was the first time ever that an Indian prime minister chaired a UN Security Council Open Debate Modi. The meeting had been attended by several dignitaries including heads of state, government of member states of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), and high-level briefers from the UN system and key regional organisations.

This was also the first time that maritime security has been discussed as a subject in itself in such a high level open debate although different aspects of it has been deliberated upon earlier.

The News Talkie Bureau

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Economictimes Indiatimes


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