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KENYA PARTICIPATES IN IORA COUNCIL OF MINISTERS MEETING

The Ambassador underscored that will Kenya is committed to improving capacity building; maritime safety; revitalization of its national provider, the Kenya National Shipping line and is also keen in order to tap into ocean resources.

On prevention of sea pollution, which remains one of the threats to conservations of oceans, Amb. Maikara advised the meeting that Kenya since 2017 has prohibited the manufacture and use of polythene bags and extended the same to single-use plastics in protected areas. This individual said this has been a key milestone in regenerating seas health.
Amb. Josphat Maikara, Secretary International Service Administration on November 24, 2022 represented the particular Cabinet Secretary for International and Diaspora Affairs Dr . Alfred Mutua at the 22 nd Indian Ocean Rim Organization (IORA) Council of Ministers (COM) meeting held in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
This individual congratulated the Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh (current Chair) and the IORA Secretariat for hosting the meeting.

The ministerial meeting went to by representatives from 23 Member States and Companions of IORA was designed, “ Harnessing the particular opportunities of the Indian Sea Sustainability for Inclusion Advancement: Saving the environment of the Native indian Ocean”
Another global landmark to get Kenya was during the 5 th United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA5) held in Kenya this season, where Kenya co-sponsored the “end of plastic pollution quality. ”
Amb. J. K. Maikara, Admin Foreign Service Administration, on the 22nd Meeting of the IORA Council of Ministers as well as the IORA Committee of Senior Officials meeting held in Dhaka, Bangladesh from 22nd to 25th November 2022.
He reiterated Kenya’s commitment to continue offering the girl support to sustainable growth and management of the Native indian Ocean. “Kenya is currently developing a National Blue Economy Strategy that is inclusive and multi-stakeholder oriented; integrated maritime/marine spatial plan to boost the rational planning, management and governance of Kenya’s ocean space and the environment round the coastline, ” Amb. Maikara said.
He said Kenya is devoted to pursuing regional collaborations within the maritime and marine-culture sector to enhance capacity building for your actualization of the strategy and spatial plan.
Speaking at the meeting, Amb. Maikara said that Kenya continues to be committed to sustainable and inclusive development and management of the Indian Ocean Blue Economy resources.
The COM adopted important policy and strategic files including IORA’s Outlook within the Indo-Pacific and Regulations related to Dialogue Partnerships.
The Native indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) is a dynamic inter-governmental firm aimed at strengthening regional cooperation and sustainable development inside the Indian Ocean region by means of its 23 Member Declares and 10 Dialogue Companions.
“Against this background, Kenya Government remains devoted to ensuring the actualization from the establishment of the legally binding instrument by 2024 meant for complete elimination of Sea Plastic Litter, ” Amb. Maikara stated, adding, Kenya has also developed a critical Nationwide Marine Spill Contingency Plan and a National Marine Litter Management Action Plan.

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