PM MARAPE HEADS OFF DOWN SOUTH FOR BILATERAL TALKS
Prime Minister, James Marape left the country this morning to Australia for bilateral talks.
In a media statement, PM Marape said talks include repatriation of Goilala MP’s body back to the country from Dubai.
Deputy PM Sam Basil will relieve him until he returns to the country on Tuesday (March 8 2022).
“ I welcome my brother Basil back to the country after his delegation successfully raised awareness of Papua New Guinea products at the Dubai trade expo and the connections done, especially for our agriculture, forestry and fisheries sectors,” PM Marape said.
The Prime Minister also tasked the acting Prime Minister to work with Mining Minister, Johnson Tuke and the Mining State Negotiation Team to bring Wafi-Golpu negotiations to a close for State to sign agreement with developers Newcrest and Harmony.
“Cabinet is expected to deal with Wafi-Golpu on Wednesday this week,” PM Marape said.
Both leaders also discussed the repatriation of the late Member for Goilala and Commerce and Industry Minister, Hon. William Samb, after a post-mortem is conducted.