A high-level government and business delegation from Papua New Guinea will be traveling to China next week as a way of strengthening bilateral relations between the two countries.
Prime Minister, Peter O’Neill, will be in Beijing to meet with Chinese President, Xi Jinping, and the Chinese Premier, Li Keqiang.
In a statement released by the Prime Minister this afternoon, the team will be advancing a number of agreements between PNG and China.
This will be in the areas of trade, infrastructure development and travel between the two nations.
“At global and regional levels there are a number of issues that are of interest to Papua New Guinea and China, and we look forward to an engaging dialogue. These include matters that are advanced through forums such as the United Nations and APEC, as well as issues of bilateral significance.
“The annual Eco Forum in Guiyang focuses on green development, nature conservation and climate change and is an important opportunity to evolve relevant global issues,” the PM said.
The discussions will include matters in relation to the Asia Pacific Economic Community or APEC Summit in 2018.
While in China the Prime Minister will also attend the 2016 Eco Forum Global in Guiyang.