UK Chamber CEO statement on today’s Ministerial Seafarers’ Summit:
I would like to congratulate Minister Tolhurst for a very well run and well attended ministerial summit with high level representation from all the major seafaring nations. Excellent to see strong UK leadership in hosting this vitally important summit. It was heartening to hear the commitment from all participants to do whatever is necessary, nationally and internationally, to resolve this unfolding humanitarian and economic crisis. In particular, the signing of the Joint Declaration by the majority of participants represents significant progress towards this objective, and I look forward to seeing practical steps on its implementation.