Prime Minister's Latest Media Release

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    03 October 2022
    PM MARAPE GIVES GREEN LIGHTS TO JAPANESE THINK TANK TO PROGRESS SPECIAL ECONOMIC ZONE CONCEPT IN PNG

    Prime Minister Hon. James Marape has given the green lights to Japanese think tank Japan Development Institute (JDI) to help develop a new Special Economic Zone (SEZ) Master Plan for the country and work with partners like the Asian Development Bank (ADB), Japan International Cooperation Agency

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    03 October 2022
    REBUILDING OUR ECONOMY

    By Tonny Maben in Washington D.C.

    Washington DC: The inaugural US-Pacific Islands Country Summit between the United States and Pacific Island nations convened at the State Department’s Benjamin Franklin room with the Secretary of State Anthony J. Blinken stressing “we are all ears” to the

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    30 September 2022
    PM Marape concludes his overseas engagements on a high note

    Prime Minister James Marape was pleased with the conclusion of his overseas travels that he had met key leaders of the world’s leading economies and were able to establish dialogue of trade and growth for Papua New Guinea.

    After concluding the US-Pacific Island Country summit at the White House

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    29 September 2022
    MINISTER POLYE SAYS POST-COURIER LIED TO NATION ABOUT MPS AND MINISTERS ATTENDING PRIME MINISTER’S XIII RUGBY LEAGUE MATCH

    Sports Minister Hon. Don Polye says Post-Courier must prove that 72 politicians and department heads visited Brisbane for the Prime Minister’s XIII rugby league match on Sunday, as it claimed in a false and defamatory story this week.

    “The Post-Courier continues its campaign of lies and deceit

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    29 September 2022
    US-Pacific Joint Declaration

    Declaration on U.S.-Pacific Partnership

    We the governments of Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, French Polynesia, Nauru, New Caledonia, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, and the United States of America—meet on

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    29 September 2022
    PM MARAPE INVITES LNG JAPAN CORPORATION TO INVEST AND DIVERSIFY IN PNG LNG

    Prime Minister Hon. James Marape has told the LNG Japan Corporation that Papua New Guinea has about 20-trillion cubic feet (TCF) in stranded gas fields, apart from the major LNG projects, waiting to be developed.

    He said this in Tokyo on Tuesday (September 27, 2022) when inviting LNG Japan

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    29 September 2022
    PM MARAPE INVITES JX NIPPON OIL & GAS EXPLORATION TO INVEST MORE IN PNG LNG

    Prime Minister Hon. James Marape has encouraged major Japanese company JX Nippon Oil & Gas Exploration, which already has a 4.7 per cent stake in the PNG LNG Project, to also participate in upstream and downstream of Papua LNG (Gulf), P’nyang LNG (Western) and the exciting new Muruk LNG (Hela).

    JX Nippon

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    29 September 2022
    PM MARAPE INVITES JAPANESE COMPANY SOJITZ TO INVEST IN PNG LNG

    Prime Minister Hon. James Marape has invited leading Japanese company Sojitz Corporation into the upstream and downstream processing of liquefied natural gas (LNG) in Papua New Guinea.

    He made the invitation to Sojtiz during a meeting with President and CEO, Masayoshi Fijumoto, and his delegation

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    28 September 2022
    PM MARAPE COMMENDS TELIKOM FOR K3 MILLION DIVIDEND PAYMENT TO STATE

    Prime Minister Hon. James Marape has today commended Telikom for paying a K3 million dividend to the State for the 2021 financial year.

    In doing so, the Prime Minister also congratulated holding company Kumul Consolidated Holdings (KCH) and State Owned Enterprises Minister Hon William Duma for

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    28 September 2022
    PM MARAPE ATTENDS FIRST EVER US PACIFIC ISLAND COUNTRY SUMMIT

    Washington DC-US: The Prime Minister Hon James Marape lead his Papua New Guinea-PNG delegation into the first ever U.S-Pacific Island Country Summit at the State Department Building in Washington DC today (Wednesday, 28th September 2022, 1pm (local time).

    Mr Marape was accompanied by Foreign

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    27 September 2022
    PM MARAPE ARRIVES IN WASHINGTON D.C. FOR INAUGURAL US-PACIFIC ISLANDS COUNTRY LEADERS’ SUMMIT

    The Prime Minister Hon. James Marape has arrived in the US Capital, Washington D.C. for the first ever US-Pacific Islands Countries (U.S-PICs) Leaders’ Summit at the White House this week.

    Mr Marape arrived at the Dulles International Airport, Dulles, Virginia at 9.20pm local Washington DC time in

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    27 September 2022
    POMALEU CLARIFIES JOURNALIST VISA FOR FOREIGN MEDIA TO PNG

    Department of Prime Minister and National Executive Council Secretary, Ivan Pomaleu today clarified that all foreign media intending to visit Papua New Guinea have always been screened before they are issued appropriate visas. It is not a new process or intention.

    This clarification follows a news

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    27 September 2022
    PM MARAPE JOINS WORLD LEADERS IN FAREWELLING FORMER JAPANSE PM SHINZO ABE

    Prime Minister Hon. James Marape today (Tuesday, September 27, 2022) joined world leaders in farewelling assassinated former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in a state funeral in Tokyo.

    PM Marape joined about 4000 mourners – including Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese (whom he travelled with to Tokyo

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    27 September 2022
    PM MARAPE MEETS JAPANESE PM FUMIO KISHIDA AND BUSINESS LEADERS

    Prime Minister Hon. James Marape says he is privileged to have met Japanese Prime Minister Hon. Fumio Kishida in Tokyo today (Tuesday, September 27, 2022) before the state funeral of former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

    PM Marape, one of many world leaders attending Abe’s funeral, had a bilateral

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    27 September 2022
    PNG FLAG SHOULD ALREADY BE FLOWN AT FULL MAST – SECRETARY POMALEU

    Department of Prime Minister and National Executive Council Secretary, Ivan Pomaleu has clarified to all government agencies and corporate entities that Papua New Guinea National Flags should already be back at full mast.

    Secretary Pomaleu said following Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s burial on

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    26 September 2022
    PM MARAPE'S 4-NATION VISIT FOCUSES ON EXPANDING PNG’S BILATERAL TIES INTO STRATEGIC ECONOMIC ARRANGEMENTS

    Prime Minister Hon. James Marape’s four-nation visit – that includes meetings with a king and three heads of government, and an address to the United Nations – is taking Papua New Guinea’s trade and business interest to the next level.

    This is as Prime Minister Marape works at expanding PNG’s

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    26 September 2022
    PM MARAPE TRAVELS TO JAPAN TODAY

    Prime Minister Hon. James Marape will be arriving in Tokyo, Japan, tonight (September 26, 2022) on a Royal Australian Air Force plane from Brisbane, Australia, with Australian Prime Minister Hon. Anthony Albanese.

    East Sepik Governor Hon. Allan Bird will accompany the Prime Minister.

    PM Marape will

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    25 September 2022
    PM MARAPE SAYS PNG WILL ROLL OUT YOUTH CADETSHIP PROGRAMME

    Prime Minister Hon. James Marape says Papua New Guinea will be rolling out a youth cadetship programme as a tool for capacity-building and training.

    He made the announcement in his address to the 77th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York on Friday (September 23, 2022).

    The Prime

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    25 September 2022
    PM MARAPE SAYS PNG CAN BECOME FOOD SUPPLIER TO THE WORLD

    Prime Minister Hon. James Marape says Papua New Guinea can become a food supplier to the world with its abundance of land and sea.

    PM Marape, when addressing the 77th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York on Friday (April 23, 2022) , invited new international development partners to

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    23 September 2022
    PM MARAPE CONCLUDES 77th SESSION OF UNGA MEETINGS IN NEW YORK

    Prime Minister James Marape was pleased with the outcomes of the engagement of Pacific Leaders with the United Nations Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres and the General Assembly 77th session General Debate.

    Prime Minister Marape today attended his final meeting at the United Nations General

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