As Port Moresby gets ready to welcome both the leaders of the United States of America and India, the Minister for Internal Security, Peter Tsiamlili Jnr has stated that they are taking all measures necessary to ensure their safety and security.
In a security brief, he announced that they are pleased that the joint forces from the police, military and other security agencies will be stepping up their efforts to monitor the city by foot, air and sea.
“We are proud to have the CIA, FBI, and Indian Intelligence collaborating with our Joint Task Force Intelligence to ensure that our visitors are welcomed to a safe and secure environment.”
The minister added that they would like to remind the general public to cooperate with the authorities and take notice of any public notices on liquor and road closures, to ensure a seamless experience for the leaders, and will be conducting a dry run on Wednesday, 17th May 2023.
“This will involve running through the airport arrival procedures, as well as the routes from the Apec Terminal to the Apec House.”
“We are expecting a full support team from the White House and the Indian Prime Minister to accompany their respective leaders.”
He also stated that they would like to inform those with drone licenses that there will be air closures during this period and are confident that these measures will help provide a safe and secure environment for both heads of state.