Australian Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull, will be arriving in Papua New Guinea this evening on a two-day official visit.
Mr Turnbull said the trip will focus on trade, security, economic growth and education.
It will be the Australian Prime Minister’s first official visit to the country.
He will meet with PNG Prime Minister, Peter O’Neill, and visit the Kokoda Track.
The visit to the historical track will be to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the New Guinea Campaign in World War Two.
Mr Turnbull said the visit is an opportunity to build on the bilateral economic relationships in PNG and the Pacific.
The official visit will also involve several business events, including a joint Australia-PNG Entrepreneur and Innovation Showcase.
Mr Turnbull looks forward to reflecting on both countries strong shared history, and cementing the special relationship with its neighbor.
He will depart on Sunday for India.