Bainimarama invited to address APEC CEO Summit in PNG
July 9, 2018 5:35 pm
Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Peter O’Neill has extended an invitation to Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama to address the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation – Chief Executive Officers (CEO) summit.
O’Neill says this summit will be attended by close to nine thousand delegates from all over the world.
PNG will be hosting the APEC summit in November at Port Moresby where twenty-one countries including the United States, China, Japan, Australia and Russia will take part.
He says the APEC summit is an excellent opportunity for developing economies such as the Pacific Island Nations to voice their concerns.
“It is an opportunity for us to build capacity and take advantage of the programs that are being offended by APEC community. There is a substantial agenda that is going to be discussed and this includes many areas such as forestry, agriculture, fisheries, transportation, SME businesses as well as emergency preparedness and counter-terrorism and security issues.”
The summit provides an opportunity for CEOs and top business executives to engage in dialogue with Heads of Government and Economic Ministers to discover opportunities and forge connections with businesses around the world.
Meanwhile, O’Neill will be visiting the Fiji Police Special Response Unit today to see the anti-riot capability of the Force.
The PNG Prime Minister will depart this afternoon for Brisbane before returning to PNG.