Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Peter O’Neill is leading a business and government delegation to London, Brussels and Paris to expand investment and stimulate increased business engagement.
He will meet the Queen to thank her for sending Prince Andrew to open the Pacific Games next month.
He will meet British Prime Minister David Cameron before viewing the Trooping the Colour with the Royal Family tomorrow.
The inaugural United Kingdom–PNG trade and investment forum will be held in London next Tuesday.
“Around 250 business people and investors from Europe and North America will attend the UK-PNG trade and investment forum, with many hearing about the potential of PNG for the first time,” O’Neill said.
“Sources for investment in PNG continue to expand beyond our traditional markets, particularly with LNG production and mining opportunities.”
O’Neill and his delegation will meet the president of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, and French Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Development, Laurent Fabius, before meetings with business representatives in Paris.
“There are ongoing trade issues that we will further advance during meetings with the European Union and we anticipate progress will be made. Europe is an expanding market for Papua New Guinea that offers increasing business potential.”