August 25, 2019

PNG-AUSTRALIA MINISTERIAL FORUM SET

The 27th Papua New Guinea Australia Ministerial Forum is set to begin tomorrow, Monday 26th August in Port Moresby.

High on the agenda for this Forum is advancing security, health, education and the economy for the two countries among others.


The Forum is central to the Australia-Papua New Guinea bilateral architecture and will provide the opportunity to progress these major undertakings.

The two-day meeting will be attended by State Ministers from both countries.

Six Australian Ministers are expected to arrive in Port Moresby ahead of the meeting this afternoon.

They are Senator Marise Payne, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister for Women, Senator Mathias Cormann, Minister for Finance, Senator Linda Reynolds, Minister for Defence, David Coleman, Minister for Immigration, Alex Hawke, Minister for International Development and the Pacific and Assistant Minister for Defence, and Mark Coulton, Minister for Regional Services, Decentralization and Local Government and Assistant Minister for Trade.

They will be met at the Jackson’s International Airport by Secretary for Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Barbara Age, PNG’s High Commissioner to Australia, John Kali, Australian High Commissioner to PNG, Bruce Davis and Chief of State Protocol, Morea Veratau.

NBC News / ONEPNG

Picture Source: Australian High Commission
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