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PM O'Neill off to Peru for APEC Meeting

Prime Minister Peter O'Neill will attend the APEC Economic Leaders meeting in Lima, Peru this weekend.
He will join leaders from the other 20 APEC economies to discuss how the region will deal with the impact of slowing global trade, and other issues such as enhancing skills development in a digital age.

Mr. O'Neill arrives in Lima on Friday (18.11) and will speak at the APEC CEO Summit on the issues affecting all Papua New Guineans and pathways to sustainable development.

The APEC CEO Summit is the third main event of the 2016 APEC Economic Leaders’ Week this week until Sunday.
Mr. O'Neill says he will also raise at another event, the APEC Business Advisory Council, how PNG can stimulate innovation in small business, promote the health of workforce and facilitate the development of the mining sector including downstream processing.
At the main leaders meeting on Sunday, they will finalize the APEC work agenda that covers food security, climate change, and access to water, as well as expanding access to free trade and investment.

Mr. O'Neill says PNG has a great opportunity to sell its products and attract investment in the Asia-Pacific region.
The region accounts for half of global trade and 40% of the world’s population and consumer market.
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