By Staff Reporter : PNG Today
The Papua New Guinea Israel Jewish Council applauds the governments of Israel and Papua New Guinea for finalizing The Agreement between the State of Israel and the Government of the Independent State of Papua New Guinea on Visa Exemption for Holders of Diplomatic, Service/Official and National/Ordinary Passports, commencing 24 January 2017. Under this arrangement, Israeli Nationals will not require visas to enter PNG ports for 60 days and PNG Nationals to enter Israeli Ports up to 90 days.
This Agreement would not have been possible without the special relationship of Prime Ministers O’Neill and Netanyahu and we thank both of them for enacting this important framework.
With Israel’s continuing dominance in education, health, hi tech and agriculture and Papua New Guinea’s extractive wealth and its potential destination for tourism, this arrangement provides a deeper engagement for our people, businesses and governments to exchange, interact and build the unique relationship that commenced days after Papua New Guinea’s independence.
PNGIJC also thanks Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu and his government for their continuing protection and security of PNG nationals to access sacred sites of the Bible in Israel and more importantly Jerusalem, the eternal capital of the Jewish people. Press Release/Photo by : Martin Havae