Papua New Guinea has gone into a series of agreements with India on a wide range of arrangements in various sectors where both countries have agreed to a number of follow up actions, beginning now up until the first quarter of 2018.
The agreements follow after a team of government officials led by the Minister for National Planning, Richard Maru, to India last week, to see what PNG can learn from India by exploring investment potentials in business and trade, and identify opportunities in the mobilisation of resources targeted at economic growth.
The purpose of the trip was to address aspects of the existing and potential corporation between PNG and India.
Minister Maru, says, it is PNG’s objective to have a broader scope of partners to support its development agendas.
Thus both countries have agreed to take actions to strengthen engagements in data intelligence and maintenance; trade and investment; mobilisation of resources; information and communication technology; education; national identification; health; visa and tourism; science and technology; small medium enterprises; and textiles.