Pakistan is taking effective steps on blue economy for improved livelihoods while preserving the health of the ocean ecosystem.
This has been stated by the President Dr Arif Alvi while addressing the inaugural session of 9th International Maritime Conference in Karachi on Saturday. He said that Pakistan will adopt a responsible strategy on blue economy for sustainable use of ocean resources in the benefit of mankind.
On the occasion, Dr Arif Alvi has emphasized the need for regional peace to allow the blue economy to prosper. He expressed satisfaction that Pakistan is heading towards a sustainable blue economy by giving importance to food security related to oceans.
The President further stated that for blue economy to thrive, the world needs to bring an end to irresponsible exploitation of oceans. He said Pakistan would ensure its defence, but at the same time would promote morality based on cooperation among human kind.
Dr Arif Alvi also called for the solution of conflicts especially Jammu and Kashmir for peace and stability in the region.
Delegates from over 35 navies of the world gathered at the platform to discuss the opportunities provided under blue economy and suggest solutions based on emerging technology and innovations.