A number of Papua New Guineas who’ve hadthe chance to experienceIndonesia were also present.
Formalities began with men and women being separated, standing on ether side ofthe ceremonial area. High school age children brought inthe red and white flag for the flag raising ceremony, and a ceremonial salute fromthe official guard.
Ambassador Andreas Sitepu saysthe country has advanced greatly but it’still faces major challenges inthe form of diversity.
It’s a fast developingIndustrial nation, but as revealed bytheIndonesian Ambassador Sitepu, its major challenge is aligning its culturally diverse 17,000 islands.
According tothe ambassador up to 800Indonesians visitthe country in a year for work related purposes.
Relations betweePNG andIndonesia have strenthened this year. Prime Minister Peter O’Neill’s visit toIndonesia in June this year saw up to 17 bilateral agreements being signed, with people to people relations set to increase inthe near future.
And,the most recent eventuation of Direct flights into Beli via Air Niugini.
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