The Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea Peter O’Neill has arrived in Suva Fiji on Sunday (July 8) for an official two days State visit to the Republic of Fiji Islands from 8-10th July 2018.
Mr O’Neill was welcomed by a Royal Guard of Honour on arrival at Nausori International Airport by a 50 men Royal Guard of honour by the Royal Fiji Military Forces.
He was met on arrival by the Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Fiji Amb. Major General Ioane Naivalurua and the Minister for Fiji Defence Forces, Ratu Inoke Kubuabola.
PM O’Neill was later received and met by Fiji’s Prime Minister Commodore Bainimarama at the Grand Pacific Hotel where he was accorded a traditional welcome ceremony at and was presented a Tabua (the highest traditional gift of honour) which is like a shell money made of a Sharks teeth.
The two leaders held a bilateral meeting today (Monday, 9) which centered around PNGs preparation to host the 2018 APEC Leaders Summit in November this year in Port Moresby.
Prime Minister O’Neill has announced that the 2018 Leaders Summit is going to be a Pacific Style APEC meetings.