1st India – PNG FOC held

Dec 5: The first round of Foreign Office Consultations (FoC) between India and Papua New Guinea (PNG) was held on 05 December 2022 in Port Moresby. The Indian side was led by Shri Saurabh Kumar, Secretary (East), and the PNG side was led by H.E. Mr Elias Wohengu, Secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs of the Independent State of Papua New Guinea.

During the FoC, both sides reviewed the entire gamut of bilateral relations, including development partnership, and political, economic and cultural ties. The two sides exchanged views on regional and global issues, and cooperation in multilateral fora. They also discussed the joint hosting by the two countries of the 3rd Summit of the Forum for India-Pacific Islands Cooperation (FIPIC) to be held in Port Moresby.

Secretary(East) paid floral tributes at the bust of Mahatma Gandhi and unveiled the plaque at the Centre for Excellence in Information Technology (CEIT), established by Government of India in the University of Papua New Guinea in Port Moresby. The Centre offers specialised training programmes in Information Communication and Technology (ICT) to the local population.

It was decided to hold the next round of FoC in Delhi at mutually convenient dates.

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