Prime Minister James Marape was pleased with the conclusion of his overseas travels that he had met key leaders of the world’s leading economies and were able to establish dialogue of trade and growth for Papua New Guinea.
After concluding the US-Pacific Island Country summit at the White House on Thursday September 30th, 2022 with US President Joe Biden, Prime Minister Marape is contented that key bilateral dialogues and conversations were established with world’s leading economic powers.
Prime Minister Marape said making connections with these highest offices on earth is indeed positive for our aspirations to advance our country and for United States of America, the bilateral talks were targeted at Education, Employment and business opportunities for PNG citizens and business products.
“It is the role of our nation’s leader to set the vision, goals and objectives and establish bilateral connections,” Prime Minister Marape said.
It is unprecedented and historical that Prime Minister Marape in just two weeks met with leaders of the world’s economy; United Kingdom which ranked as 5th biggest economy, Japan ranked as 3rd biggest economy, Australia ranked as 13th biggest economy and USA, the biggest Global economy and market. “I have lobbied for market of our produces and work opportunities for our people in USA, UK and Australia amongst other bilateral matters,” PM Marape said.
It is high time now that relevant ministers and state departments and citizens of Papua New Guinea must see this trajectory and translate our Leader’s vision into reality. “For instance, 300million people of USA are drinking coffee, this is huge potential and if our coffee growers grow coffee, we can supply this market and other markets. “ Let us all work for our PNG and if you don’t know where to work, again using coffee’s current price of K700 per bag, if a family with land produces 20 bags, that’s about K14,000.
“You do your mathematics, if all our rural families go back to land and all districts supports this agriculture business vision, our country will be on its way towards richness,” said PM Marape.
It is in the best interest of our nation that vital links such as these bilateral ties are established and that it provides the perfect impetus for our people to go back to their land and be productive and not to depend on free handouts. The biggest assets we have are land and sea, citizens of Papua New Guinea must start working on their land.