Pacific Island Secretary General, Dame Meg Taylor, met with Prime Minister Peter O’Neill today as part of the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat’s regional policy consultations engagement.
The meet covered issues including regional security, labour mobility, and strengthening the region’s resilience to the effects of climate change and disaster.
Dame Meg says PNG has a lot to offer at the Blue Pacific Forum next month. She says Papua New Guinea could both offer and receive from innovative and sustainable financing solutions for economic resilience.
The Pacific Forum Economic Ministers Meeting will meet in Palau.
The Secretary General also drew attention to the ongoing work to prepare a regional security declaration, or Biketawa Plus saying, “ensuring the security of our people and their environment is at the heart of our efforts to build a peaceful, inclusive, and prosperous region. The current security arrangements have served us well, but new and emerging issues including human security and humanitarian assistance now require us to think about how we can expand our concept of how we protect and care for our people.”