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Indian Prime Minister Modi to Visit PNG for India Pacific Islands Countries Forum

 Indian Prime Minister Narendi Modi will officially visit PNG in May for a bilateral meeting with PNG Prime Minister James Marape and leaders from the Pacific Island Countries for the Forum for India Pacific Island Countries-FIPIC- Summit.

This year’s FIPIC summit is the third and will be co-hosted by PNG and India in May.

PNG Minister for Foreign Affairs ,Justin Tkatchenko

According to Minister for Foreign Affairs ,Justin Tkatchenko , the FIPIC Summit is very important as it brings countries to work together with close traditional neighbours to enhance the relationships through diplomacy and official programs and activities.

“This is a historical event, we have never had the Prime Minister of one of the biggest leading economies and population to come to Papua New Guinea before country, and shows the commitment India now wants to play in the region and also with Papua New Guinea going forward,” Minister Tkatchenko said.

"India does trade with PNG in many different sectors and also India does very well in its SME programs and activities with its people, in agriculture and information and technology and is leading the way as well," he said

Meantime, the 14 FIPIC member countries to attend the summit include PNG as the host, Fiji, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, Cook Islands, who is now the current Chair of the Forum, Kiribati, Marshal Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Nauru, Niue, Samoa, Palau, Tonga and Tuvalu.

FM100 / PNG Today

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