In an important symbol of our enduring friendship with Papua New Guinea, Chargé d’Affaires Joseph E. Zadrozny and Under Secretary of State for Management John Bass hosted Prime Minister James Marape, Foreign Minister Justin Tkatchenko, and a broad spectrum of government officials, civil society leaders, heads of foreign diplomatic missions, and guests from the private sector, to dedicate the new U.S. Embassy in Port Moresby.
The new embassy highlights the United States’ strong commitment to Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, and the Indo-Pacific region.
At the ceremony, Chargé d’Affaires Joseph E. Zadrozny closed by saying, “We look forward to continuing to develop and deepen our partnership and friendship with Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, and Vanuatu, from our base here in Port Moresby.
The United States is committed to a strong, free, and open Pacific, and we will continue to work toward the shared progress and prosperity that will result from that strength, freedom, and openness.”
The new campus is located on a 7¼ acre site in Harbor City, a new waterfront development adjacent to Port Moresby Harbor.
It incorporates a combination of energy- and water-saving features that ensure the embassy is respectful of the region’s resources while providing a secure and sustainable space for the U.S. Mission.
The $250 million dollar project is a symbol of our enduring commitment to supporting democracy, prosperity, and security in Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, and Vanuatu.
A model of environmental stewardship, the new embassy gives the United States an even more capable foundation to continue to develop and deepen our ties with the region.
KCCT of Washington, with Krueck Sexton Partners of Chicago, Illinois, were the architects for the project, and FramacoInternational Inc. of Rye Brook, New York, constructed the campus, injecting an estimated $50 million into the local economy.