The new resident Ambassador of Japan to Papua New Guinea is, Ambassador Satosha Nakajima.
Ambassador Nakajima presented his credentials to Acting Governor General and Speaker of Parliament, Theodore Zurenuoc, at the Government House today in Port Moresby.
Before presenting his credentials, Ambassador Satoshi Nakajima, inspected a Guard of Honor at the Government House.
He was then received by Acting Governor General, Theodore Zurenuoc.
Ambassador Nakajima said it was gratifying that the PNG-Japan relationship has expanded and developed in the areas of economic cooperation, politics, and cultural affairs.
He said he was particularly delighted to be appointed as Ambassador to PNG when the country has made great strides towards further development and stability.
“Being fully aware of this great responsibility, I am determined to do my utmost to carry out my duties and contribute to the furtherance of closer ties and mutual understanding between our two countries, ”Ambassador Satosha Nakajima said.
In his reply, Mr Zurenuoc said since PNG and Japan established formal relations on September 16th 1975, relations have been further strengthened in recent years with the increased exchange of visits between the Leaders of both countries.
“These are exciting times for both our countries. The cordial relations enjoyed by our two countries have positively indicated a huge potential for our relations to grow and expand further. Given Japan’s vibrant economic growth under the decisive leadership of Prime Minister Abe, there are also many other cooperative arrangements that are now considered by both countries. For Papua New Guinea, this demonstrates a positive way forward in the bilateral relations between the two countries,” Zurenuoc said.
He assured the new Ambassador that the PNG Government stands ready to render its support and assistance where it may be required.