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PNG Prime Minister Peter O'Neill ll to Attend G7 Summit Outreach Meeting

The Prime Minister  of Papua New Guinea, Peter O’Neill  is among a small group of developing countries have been invited to attend the 42nd Group of 7 (G7) meeting in Japan this week.
Papua New Guinea is to participate in the Outreach Meeting as part of the 42nd G7 Summit in Ise-Shima, Japan from 26-28 May 2016.
PM O’Neill said the meeting will provide an opportunity to advance development support and co-ordination issues with seven of the largest countries in the global economy.
“The G7 Group of states have a shared interest in working to enhance infrastructure in developing nations,” the Prime Minister said.
“This meeting will provide the chance to share Papua New Guinea’s experience and create new opportunities for expanding infrastructure in our country.
“Further topics for discussion that are relevant to Papua New Guinea’s economy and development include promoting the engagement of women in the economy, and healthcare enhancement.
“Following the successful outcome of the Climate Change talks in Paris last year, there will be further decision on climate change and global activities to reduce the impact this has on developing nations.”
PM O’Neill will also meet with with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan to discuss ongoing co-operation and opportunities to expand cooperative ties between Japan and Papua New Guinea, including Pacific Island Countries, as the current Forum Chair.
The Prime Minister O’Neill is also anticipated to hold bilateral talks with Prime Minister Matteo Renzi of Italy, President Francois Hollande of France, the German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, and the H.E. Mr. Ban Ki-moon, the UN Secretary General.
The delegation led by PM O’Neill will include Hon. Kila Haoda, Governor for Central Province, H.E. Mr. Gabriel Dusava, Papua New Guinea’s Ambassador to Japan and senior government officials.
The Group of 7 (G7) is a group of countries consisting of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States. The European Union is also represented within the G7.
The G7 Ise-Shima Summit will be the first summit held in Asia in eight years.
The Heads of State and Government of Laos, Vietnam, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Papua New Guinea have been officially invited by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan.
In addition, the Head of State and Government of Chad, the Chairperson of the African Union, is invited to ensure that the summit’s outcomes connect to the Tokyo TICAD. Furthermore, from international organizations, the chairpersons of the UN, OECD, ADB, IMF and the World Bank have also been invited.

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