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PM O’Neill assures support

By MAIKA BOLATIKI Visiting Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Peter O’Neill yesterday assured Prime Minister Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama of Papua New Guinea’s continued support for Fiji. “Papua New Guinea and
20 Oct 2012 09:49

Prime Minister Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama (left), and Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea Peter O’Neill during welcome ceremonies at Borron House in Suva yesterday. Photo: MINISTRY OF INFORMATION

By MAIKA BOLATIKI

Visiting Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Peter O’Neill yesterday assured Prime Minister Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama of Papua New Guinea’s continued support for Fiji.
“Papua New Guinea and Fiji have a lot of connections and I assure you that we will continue to support Fiji,” Mr O’Neill said.
He said both countries should foster people-to-people connections and likewise business connections. Mr O’Neill said the business relationships between the two countries had grown and must continue to grow.
“We should also treasure our family relationship.”
The PNG Prime Minister inspected a guard of honour by the Republic of Fiji Military Forces (RFMF) upon his arrival at Nausori International Airport on an Air Niugini Boeing 737-700.
From Nausori he was driven to Suva where he made a courtesy call on Commodore Bainimarama at his office, New Wing, Government Buildings.
After their discussions the two prime ministers went to Borron House for the traditional welcome ceremony for Prime Minister O’Neill.
Prime Minister O’Neill said he was overwhelmed by the welcome ceremony accorded to him and his tour group.
Last night he was guest of the Minister for Foreign Affairs & International Co-operation, Ratu Inoke Kubuabola at a reception at Borron House.
Today, the PNG Prime Minister will be at the PNG/Fiji Prime Minister’s Golf Tournament.
In the afternoon he will be at the launching of the Pearl South Pacific Resort under the ownership of Papua New Guinea investors and prizegiving ceremony for the golf tournament.
He departs for PNG on Monday.




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