PNG PM Marape on an official visit to Fiji this week

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Papua New Guinea Prime Minister James Marape arrived in Fiji last night for his official visit in the country this week.

His visit signifies Fiji and PNG’s longstanding cooperation as members of the Pacific family.

Prime Minister Marape will be accorded a traditional welcome ceremony this morning and he will pay a courtesy call to the President, Ratu Wiliame Maivalili Katonivere at the State House.

He will also meet with the Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs, Sitiveni Rabuka to discuss key areas of cooperation between the two nations.

Prime Minister Marape said he looked forward to his visit to Fiji to further strengthen partnerships in mutual areas of priorities.

Last night, Prime Minister Rabuka hosted his PNG counterpart Marape to a welcome dinner at Suva’s Grand Pacific Hotel.

Meanwhile, Tongan Prime Minister Siaosi Sovaleni arrived into the country this morning for the Forum Leaders special retreat later this week.

SOURCE: FIJI GOVT/PACNEWS