Minister for Trade and Investment's visit to Papua New Guinea
The Hon Minister Andrew Robb AO MP, Minister for Trade and Investment, visited Port Moresby and Lae from 17-20 May. While in Lae, he delivered a keynote address at the 31st Australia Papua New Guinea Business Forum.
Minister Robb had meetings with the Prime Minister of PNG, the Hon Peter O’Neill, and his PNG counterpart, the Hon Richard Maru, Minister for Trade, Commerce and Industry, where he was able to discuss a number of market access issues.
Minister Robb was accompanied to PNG by a business mission of senior delegates from 17 Australian companies involved in mining, oil & gas, energy, port management, engineering and construction, project management, geotechnical and infrastructure consulting, agribusiness, and financial and professional services.
A particular highlight of the visit to Port Moresby was a Business Roundtable that Minister Robb hosted focussing on mining, resources and infrastructure. The roundtable confirmed that PNG offers many opportunities for Australian businesses that are prepared to commit to the market in the long term.