Bob Carr in PNG for a 4-day visit

Australian Foreign Minister, Bob Carr arrived in Port Moresby on Monday ahead of a joint ministerial forum.

He was welcomed at the Jackson’s International Airport by Australian High Commissioner Ian Kemish and diplomatic staff.

It is his first visit to PNG since becoming foreign minister in March this year.

Senator Carr met with PNG Deputy Prime Minister Leo Dion on Monday and later attended a dinner in his honour at the Royal Papua New Guinea Yacht Club.

This morning he flew to Mt Hagen to meet Australian aid workers and will visit health and education facilities.

He will return to Port Moresby on Wednesday to attend commemoration ceremonies for Australian World War II personnel buried at Bomana War Cemetery.

Joining him in the ministerial forum on Thursday are Australian Ministers Craig Emerson, Chris Bowen and Jason Clare, and PNG counterparts.

Discussions are expected to centre on negotiations for an Economic Co-operation Treaty, establishment of a PNG Sovereign Wealth Fund, and co-operation on police, defence, immigration and economic development.

Caption: Australian Foreign Minister, Bob Carr. Source: Sydney Morning Herald.

Source: AAP/

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