Prime Minister Hon. James Marape Welcomes Deputy Prime Minister of New Zealand Hon. Winston Peters on Pacific Tour

Prime Minister Hon. James Marape extended a warm welcome to the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs of New Zealand, Hon. Winston Peters, during his Pacific Tour.

The welcome occurred at a bilateral meeting held today at Sir Manasupe Haus in Port Moresby. The meeting covered key bilateral issues including a review of the PNG/New Zealand Statement of Partnership for 2021 – 2024, and discussions on Defence and Security Cooperation, Trade and Investment, Education and Scholarships, and Labour Mobility.

Papua New Guinea marks the second destination in Deputy Prime Minister Peters’ five-stop Pacific tour, beginning in the Solomon Islands. Accompanying Hon. Peters is a delegation comprising the Minister for Health and Pacific Peoples, Dr. Shane Reti, Climate Change Minister Simon Watts, Chairman of the Foreign Affairs, Defence, and Trade Parliamentary Committee Tim Van De Molen, and Opposition Spokesperson for Foreign Affairs David Parker.

Following their visit to Papua New Guinea, the delegation will continue to Vanuatu, New Caledonia, and Tuvalu.