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2nd Coast Guard Global Summit closes in Japan

The 2nd Coast Guard Global Summit (CGGS-2) wrapped up on November 21 in Tokyo, Japan, with the issuance of the Chairman’s summary of CGGS-2.

The participants reaffirmed that maritime safety and security and a clean marine environment are the vital foundation for the well-being and prosperity of the international community as a whole, the summary said.

They also reaffirmed that ensuring safety of life at sea, providing readiness for distress and disaster response, protecting marine environment, and maintaining maritime order based on the rule of law at sea under international maritime law are an essential foundation for people utilising the ocean to enjoy various benefits with ease all over the world.

They recognised that the human resource development in addressing maritime challenges effectively is important and urgent.

According to the summary, the summit discussed the establishment of a system for human resource development and the best forms of inter-regional and international cooperation among the coastguards in the world to continue to take measures for maritime safety and security as well as marine environment protection.

The participants supported the establishment of the website to share beneficial information such as pioneer activities and experiences as well as human resources development.

They also supported the establishment of the correspondence group for further consideration on specific matters to establish the website.

Initiated in 2017 by the Japan Coast Guard and the Nippon Foundation, the first CGGS was attended by representatives from coast guard forces of 38 countries across the world.  This year’s event saw the participation of delegates from 75 countries and eight international organisations.

Deputy Commander of the Vietnam Coast Guard Bui Trung Dung led a Vietnamese delegation to the event.
VNA/VNP