CHINESE PRESIDENT OPTIMISTIC ABOUT PNG VISIT AND APEC

“I am convinced that with the concerted efforts of China, PNG and other partners concerned, my visit will achieve fruitful results and elevate island countries to a new level,” said the president.

Papua New Guinea (PNG) has benefited greatly from the assistance given by China, giving a lot more hope into establishing future deals and agreements with world’s second largest economy.

This is the optimism the Chinese President Xi Jinping has, as he attends the 2018 APEC Leaders’ Summit this weekend in the city of Port Moresby.

In the duration of the Summit, the president will be meeting with leaders of pacific islands, including PNG to discuss plans for cooperation and development in a new era of benefits.

 “I am convinced that with the concerted efforts of China, PNG and other partners concerned, my visit will achieve fruitful results and elevate island countries to a new level,” said the president.  

President Xi touched down in the city last night marking the arrival of major world leaders for the APEC Summit.

The president was accorded a full traditional welcome from traditional groups representing all four regions of the country, plus a guard of honour by the Papua New Guinea Defence Force (PNGDF).

There to greet him at the airport include the APEC Minister Justin Tkatchenko, NCD governor Powes Parkop and Deputy Prime Minister and Treasurer, Charles Abel and other VIPs.

Governor General HE Sir Bob Dadae meeting with the president at parliament.

Meanwhile,kicking off his state visit today, the president paid a visit to the National Parliament where he had a closed door meeting with the Governor General. He then officially opened both the Independence Boulevard at Waigani and the Butuka Academy at Kila Kila.

Both the road and the school were funded by Chinese government grants funded to the PNG government.

The Independence Boulevard

 

 

By Emmanuel MAIPE
November 16, 2018