President of Hungary Katalin Novak will arrive in Port Moresby for a State visit Wednesday.

Prime Minister James Marape said Novak will be arriving with her delegation of 25 persons.

She will depart for Manus for a visit, and will finally leave PNG on Friday. Marape said that although Hungary was not geographically close to Papua New Guinea, today’s modern world of Information & Communication Technology had placed the two countries in touch by making dialogue, and trade and commerce accessible in real time.

“Hungary is an established country in Europe, within the European Union, and President Novak’s visit consolidates our relationship with Hungary.

“We look forward to President Novak’s visit, and will do our utmost best to ensure that she is given a warm welcome.

“We also thank her for choosing a lesser-known part of our country to visit.

“Manus is known for the friendliness of its people, its pristine waters and coral reefs, and relaxing environment.

“We would like to use this great opportunity to promote Manus in a bigger way to the world through the president’s visit, by making use of the media attention she is bringing with her.

“I call upon our people of Manus to embrace this moment and welcome our important guest to the province, and ensure that her stay with us is a memorable one,” Marape said.