The Prime Minister of the Independent State of Papua New Guinea, Peter O’Neill will be arriving into Fiji on Sunday 8th July in his first Official visit to Fiji since he was elected as the Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea in 2012.
The Hon. O’Neill with his seven member delegation will arrive into Nausori Airport at 4pm on Sunday afternoon and will be accorded a state welcome with a 50 men Guard of Honor and to be followed by a full traditional ceremony of welcome at the Grand Pacific Hotel in Suva at 5pm.
The two day official visit will see Prime Minister O’Neill addressing the Fijian Parliament on the progress of preparations by his government for the hosting of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Port Moresby in November 2018.
The Prime Minister will also be the Keynote Speaker at a Public Lecture hosted by the University of the South Pacific at its Japan-Pacific ICT Multipurpose Theatre on Monday afternoon. The topic of the Public Lecture is on “Pacific Regionalism”.
Other programmes for the Leader’s visit include a visit to the Fiji Police Special Response Unit to showcase the anti-riot capability of the Fiji Police Force and a lunch hosted by the Fiji-PNG Business Council.
O’Neill will depart on Tuesday afternoon for Brisbane before returning to Papua New Guinea.