PNG PM to arrive in Fiji today
July 7, 2018 7:35 pm
The Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea, Peter O’Neill will be arriving into the country today for his first official visit to Fiji since being elected into office in 2012.
O’Neill with his seven-member delegation will arrive at the Nausori Airport this afternoon where they’ll receive a state welcome with a 50 men Guard of Honor, followed by a full traditional ceremony of welcome at the Grand Pacific Hotel in Suva.
The two-day official visit will see Prime Minister O’Neill addressing the Fijian Parliament tomorrow on the progress of preparations by his government for the hosting of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Port Moresby in November.
The Prime Minister will also be the Keynote Speaker at a Public Lecture hosted by the University of the South Pacific tomorrow afternoon.
The topic of the Public Lecture is on “Pacific Regionalism”.
Other programmes for the Leader’s visit include a visit to the Fiji Police Special Response Unit to showcase the anti-riot capability of the Fiji Police Force and a lunch hosted by the Fiji-PNG Business Council.
O’Neill will depart on Tuesday afternoon for Brisbane before returning to PNG.