Kenya – Key Statements

Date: 27 June 2023

July 2023


  • Kenya stated that “Approval for exploitation in the area in the absence of rules and regulations is of grave concern as it is not clear. Without clear rules, it can be a threat to humankind, in particular developing nations. Exploitation without regulations defeats UNCLOS, fails to stipulate benefits for equitable sharing. Plans of works should therefore be deferred until regs are adopted in 2025. “
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