Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully will travel to Papua New
Guinea today to meet members of the new government, including Prime
Minister Peter O'Neill and Foreign Minister Rimbink Pato.
The meetings will include discussions on Asia-Pacific regional issues,
trade and investment links, aid, and political and economic
developments in PNG and Bougainville.
Following the meetings in Port Moresby,
Mr McCully will travel to the Highlands region with Mr Pato for a
first-hand look at economic development, agriculture and energy
"This visit comes at an important juncture in the relationship between
Papua New Guinea and New Zealand," Mr McCully says.
"I will be meeting with a new PNG government, formed after elections
in July for which New Zealand provided vital logistical support."
Mr McCully will be accompanied by a small business delegation.