The US government wants to improve regional cooperation between countries bordering the Atlantic Ocean, President Joe Biden’s national security adviser Jack Sullivan said during a briefing at the White House on Tuesday.
“Atlantic countries have come together today to promote regional cooperation and develop a shared approach on transatlantic issues. We look forward to continuing dialogue and exploring opportunities for partnership in the transatlantic region,” Sullivan told reporters in Washington.
In a statement released by the White House, the United States, Angola, Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Costa Rica, Ivory Coast, Equatorial Guinea, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Ireland, Mauritania, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Senegal, Spain, the United Kingdom and the United States, ” As littoral countries bordering the Atlantic Ocean and members of the Community of Atlantic States, we share a commitment to a peaceful, prosperous, open and cooperative Atlantic region, where the ocean is protected, healthy, resourceful, sustainable and resilient for future generations”.
Challenges such as piracy, transnational organized crime, illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing, climate change, pollution and environmental degradation threaten our livelihoods, the text says.
Opportunities to advance shared goals of sustainable, economic, environmental, scientific and maritime governance across the Atlantic will be explored, according to international law, Sullivan said.
“Our mission is to enhance regional cooperation, develop a shared approach to transatlantic issues, and build a shared capacity to address the challenges we face in the Atlantic,” he said.
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