President Pranab Mukherjee boards 2 day visit to Papua New Guinea accompanies by Minister of State for Agriculture Sanjeev Kumar Balyan and Parliamentary Delegates
Visit to Papua New Guinea
First ever state visit of the President of India to Papua New Guinea and New Zealand which is expected to sign bilateral relations of India
- President Pranab Mukherjee arrives in Papua New Guinea and meet the Governor General and Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea
- Discourse a business event and an Indian community event
- Speech at Papua New Guinea University
Purpose of Visit: Part of India’s growing engagement with Pacific Island countries
In 2015, Prime Minister of the Papua New Guinea visited India following the visit of the speaker of the Papua New Guinea Parliament in 2013.
MoU between India and Papua New Guinea and approved by Cabinet Minister
- Cooperation in the field of area and medical science
- Singed four MoUs in myriad sectors to boost ties
- India offers $100 million for infrastructure fund
Cabinet approves MoU between India and Papua New Guinea on cooperation in the field of health area and medical science
- Cooperation between the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare of India and the Ministry of Health and HIV/AIDS of the Papua New Guinea
- Enhance bilateral ties between India and Papua New Guinea
Singed four MoUs in myriad sectors to boost ties in following Sectors
- Information Technology
India offers $100 million for infrastructure fund
India awarded $100 million line of credit for development of infrastructureand acceded to jointly develop new avenues of cooperation to explore and develop the Pacific nation’s vast oil and gas resources.
Visit to New Zealand:
President Pranab Mukherjee arrives New Zealand and meets Government General, Prime Minister and leader of the opposition.
- Addressing the gathering of top business men, Students
- Meeting the Indian Community
India inks agreements and MoUs with New Zealand
- President Pranab Mukherjee returned India in his six-day official visit to Papua New Guinea and New Zealand.
- Gathered top leaders of two nations signed a few dominant deals as part of India’s ‘Act East’ policy.
- Completing the three-day visit to New Zealand as part of the second time of his two-nation tour.
Agreements signed between two countries
- Cooperation in agriculture
- Dairy and food processing
- Education and skill development
- Direct flight system to boost tourism and trade sectors
It is the First High standard visit from India in 20 years after Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi’s visit to the island nations.
- President met Foreign delegates visits include New Zealand Governor General Sir Jerry Mateparae and Prime Minister John Key.
- President solicited in his two-days maiden state visit to PNG earlier:
- Freedom of navigation and sea lanes of communications without the tension and clashes.
To strengthen mutual relationship with bilateral ties and energy security, some of the agreements are signed are as follows:
- India offered a USD 100 million line of credit for development of infrastructure in PNG.
- Agreed to jointly develop new avenues of cooperation.
- To develop the Pacific nation’s vast oil and gas resources.
Establishment of mutual tie-up by India offered the country as follows:
- Financial wherewithal
- Skilled manpower and Institutional support to utilize the mineral-rich country’s abundant natural resources .
- To establish the mutual beneficial economic and commercial ventures.
- New Zealand Governor general Sir Michael Ogio is also a part in his meet.