Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea arrives in India for FIPIC Summit

Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea, Hon’ble Peter O’Neill arrived in New Delhi, India on August 18, 2015. The Prime Minister along with a high level delegation arrived at Hotel Taj Palace in the evening. The Prime Minister then attended a dinner hosted by Essar Group of Companies.

Prime Minister, Peter O’Neill in his maiden visit to India visited Rajghat on the morning of August 19, 2015 where he laid a wreath at the Gandhi memorial and paid homage to the Father of the Nation. He then attended a lunch hosted by the Angelique Group, which is involved in a number of projects in Papua New Guinea. After the dinner, the Prime Minister attended a meeting with Indian government owned, ONGC Group Ltd, GAIL India Ltd. and other companies.

ONGC reiterated that it is very interested in investing and exploring in any oil and gas projects in Papua New Guinea. ONGC Videsh, which has its presence in almost 17 countries, including countries in Latin America and other parts of the world. The company is now planning to invest and run projects in the Pacific nation.

Prime Minister, Hon’ble Peter O’Neill expressed his gratitude to the companies extending their hands to invest in his nation. The Prime Minister welcomed the companies who wish to come and invest in Papua New Guinea. He stressed upon the energy capacity of his country and shared with the representatives a number of projects in oil and gas running successfully in PNG.

Papua New Guinea’s Prime Minister and Head of States and Head of Governments from 13 other nations are here in India on the invitation of Indian Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi to attend the Forum for India-Pacific Island Cooperation, which will be held on August 21, 2015 in Jaipur. The 14 nations including PNG are: Cook Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Nauru, Kiribati, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, Samoa, Niue, Palau, Micronesia, Marshall Islands and Fiji. The delegations from most of the nations have arrived in India few days prior to the event for some pre-summit events. The summit is aimed at fostering India-Pacific ties.

The Prime Minister will be attending a banquet hosted by the Ministry of External Affairs and will then be leaving for Agra on August 20, 2015 for a day trip where he will meet representatives from the Ministry of Tourism. The delegation will then leave for Jaipur on the morning of August 21, 2015, where the delegation would meet Shri Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India.


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