The 13th Border Liaison Meeting is underway in Port Moresby between the Governments of Papua New Guinea and the Republic of Indonesia.
PNG and Indonesia share a common land boarder and the meeting will discuss issues and matters of common interest to both countries.
This is in preparation for the 33rd Joint Border Committee Meeting, an important bilateral meeting which will be held on Thursday this week.
Governor for the National Capital District, Powes Parkop, opened the meeting, urging both governments on the vital setting up of joint border posts and road links to facilitate trade activities in and around the border areas, and between both countries.
Most importantly, Governor Parkop, encouraged the prevalence of peace and security.
Head of the Indonesian delegation and Vice Governor of the Papuan Province of the Republic of Indonesia, Klemen Tinal, speaking in Bahasa, said the outcomes of this forum will be beneficial for planning and management decisions for both governments.
Today the meeting covered topics such as Infrastructure Development at the Border, Management and Border Arrangement, Trade and Investment Cooperation, Fisheries, Customs and Health Cooperation.
Tomorrow, the meeting sessions will look at cooperation in the areas of Environment, Bio-Security, Tourism and Connectivity.
They will also look at the establishment of a Consular Consultative Forum.