The Minister for Foreign Affairs Justin Tkatchenko has announced that the next high-profile individual to visit the country will be the Prime Minister for India Narenda Modi, when he visits the country in May to meet with Pacific Island leaders in May.
The minister said the Indian Summit with Pacific Island Leaders will take place on the 21st of May and onwards. It will see the Indian PM also hold bilateral meetings with heads of Pacific Island states on political and business partnership.
Fourteen Pacific Island state leaders will meet up in Port Moresby to attend the summit.
“This is a historical event; we have never had the prime minister of one of the biggest leading economies come to Papua New Guinea (PNG) before. Now, that shows you the commitment that India wants to play in the region and with PNG going forward,” said the minister.
The minister also made it clear that PNG is co- hosting this summit with India. The event will all take place in Port Moresby city.