Press Release

APEC important for PNG- Prime Minister Peter O'Neill

06/08/2018

This year Papua New Guinea will hold one of the most important foreign engagement events in our history when we host APEC says Prime Minister, Hon. Peter O’Neill, CMG MP, during the Business Advantage Papua New Guinea Investment Conference in Brisbane today.

This year Papua New Guinea will hold one of the most important foreign engagement events in our history when we host APEC says Prime Minister, Hon. Peter O’Neill, CMG MP, during the Business Advantage Papua New Guinea Investment Conference in Brisbane today.

“Preparations are well underway to welcome the presidents and prime ministers of APEC’s twenty other Member Economies for the summit in November and we are also inviting the Leaders of Pacific Island nations that are not also members of APEC,” said PM O’Neill.

He said this is an exciting time for our nation; time to showcase our culture and our economy to the world.

“APEC 2018 is already underway, with more than 15,000 delegates visiting Papua New Guinea throughout this year.

“APEC is an investment for the future of our economy, our Nation and our people as we promote Papua New Guinea as an investment destination for businesses and also demonstrating leadership in our region whilst taking the opportunity to promote the positive economic potential that our country has to offer.

“APEC is already changing the way the world, particularly the international investment community’s view of our country.

“The global focus is now on Papua New Guinea.

“I will continue to update business community on APEC as the Leaders’ meeting in November draws closer and I am confident that through APEC and other initiatives, we are continuing to strengthen the political, economic and social development of our country,” he said.