OO’Neill: Trade Investment Opportunity Talks with Indonesia

A high powered delegation of over 100 Businessmen and women and 11 Ministerswill be accompanying Prime Minister Peter O’neill to JakartaIndonesia on Sunday.

A general overview ofthe visit was given tothe media yesterday afternoon. Mr O’Neill said Trade and investment opportunities will be discussed as well as border issues. Also mentioned wasthe West Papua Issue.

Prime Minister Peter O’Neill confirmedthe invitation toIndonesia was from President Susilo Bembang Yudhoyono.

It will be a historic visitoone that will strenthen bilateral ties betweenthe two nations.

Partnership agreements in trade and investment will be high onthe agenda. A number of State owned enterprise MOU’ s will be signed including direct flights to Jakarta via Air Niugini which is set take effect in August this year.

People to people links will also be discussed, in areas like education, sports and youth empowerment. Friendly relations withIndonesia will also see Papua New Guineabecome part ofthe Asean, Apec community.

Onthe West Papua Issue he hinted thattheIndonesian President was open to discussion.

Meanwhile he said fugitive Joko Chandra remains a citizen oPNG untilthe courts say therwise. 

The delegation is expected to leave this Sunday for the 3 day bilateral visit in Jakarta.

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