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-Strengthening the capacities of the coastal States in the region with a view to preventing pollution of the marine environment from ships and ensuring the implementation in the region of the rules, and with a view to eliminating pollution of the marine environment from shipping activities;
-Developing regional cooperation in the field of the prevention of pollution of the marine environment from ships, and facilitating cooperation among Med coastal States in order to respond to pollution incidents;
-Assisting coastal States of the Med region which so request in the development of their own national capabilities for response to pollution incidents which result or may result in a discharge of oil or other hazardous substances and facilitating the exchange of technological cooperation and training;
-Providing a framework for the exchange of information on technical, scientific, legal and financial matters, and promoting dialogue aimed at conducting coordinated action at all levels;
-Assisting coastal States of the region, which in cases of emergency so request, either directly or by obtaining assistance from the other Parties, or when possibilities for assistance do not exist within the region, in obtaining international assistance.