NZ, PNG to deepen ties

NEW Zealand Prime Minister Bill English has expressed interest in deepening relations and exploring new opportunities for co-operation with Papua New Guinea.
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Peter O'Neill with Tony Fautua

Staff Reporter

This was said by New Zealand High Commissioner Tony Fautua, who paid a courtesy call on Prime Minister Peter O'Neill to discuss the visit by Foreign Minister Murray McCully, which will take place in February.
Also under discussion were customs and quarantine procedures, advancing the air services agreement between the countries and support for APEC, which take place in Papua New Guinea in 2018.
"We hope Prime Minister English will make his first formal visit to Papua New Guinea soon and further strengthen relations between our countries at the highest level," said O'Neill.
He added that Trade Minister Richard Maru is in discussion with New Zealand about areas that will build Papua New Guinea's capacity in customs and quarantine procedures in the hope that this will make PNG's domestic food production sectors more resilient.


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