Wednesday, 12 August 2015

McCully to lead NZ delegation to PNG, Solomons Zealand's Foreign Minister Murray McCully is to travel to Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands this week leading a delegation of aid officials and business people.

The companies travelling with the delegation represent a range of sectors including energy, infrastructure development, and broadcasting, as well as regional business organisations.

In Port Moresby Mr McCully says he will meet with PNG's Prime Minister Peter O'Neill and other ministers to discuss bilateral cooperation and regional issues, including PNG's hosting of this year's Pacific Islands Forum summit and New Zealand's support for their hosting of APEC in 2018.

Mr McCully says the visit to Honiara will be his first opportunity to meet with Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare since he came to power late last year.

The talks are to focus on Honiara's plans for economic development, particularly in the fisheries and tourism sectors.


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