Prime Minister Hon. James Marape, MP has conveyed his condolence to the people and Government of Solomon Islands in a letter to Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare, on the passing of the Late H.E Barnabas Anga.
The Prime Minister said on this very sad and solemn occasion, he wishes to convey on behalf of the Government and People of Papua New Guinea our deepest sympathies to the spouse and immediate families on the passing of late H.E. Barnabas Anga, Solomon Islands High Commissioner to Papua New Guinea.
He said the Late High Commissioner Anga was a long serving resident Diplomat in
Papua New Guinea and was a dear friend to many in Government and the diplomatic community.
“His contributions are immense to the enhancement of our bilateral relations and is evidenced through the many existing Papua New Guinea/Solomon Islands cooperative arrangements,” Prime Minister Marape said.
“As a seasoned senior foreign Diplomat in Papua New Guinea he was appointed as the Dean of the Diplomatic Corps, a responsibility he carried with much finesse and ease in managing and guiding the interests of his colleague Diplomats.
“I personally knew High Commissioner Anga and appreciate his untiring efforts to the furtherance of our bilateral relations.”
The Prime Minister said as a token of our appreciation to his long services here, my Government will bear all responsibilities to ensure the late High Commissioner Anga's
body is repatriated to HONIARA after all necessary formalities are completed here.