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Four MoUs to be signed by India and Papua New Guinea

News Agencies | Updated on: 29 April 2016, 10:54 IST

On 29 April, the second day of President Pranab Mukherjee's visit to the Pacific Island Country, India and Papua New Guinea are set to sign four Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in areas of agriculture, health, information technology and infrastructure.

President Mukherjee arrived in Port Moresby on Thursday as part of his two-nation visit to Papua New Guinea and New Zealand. This is the first ever visit by an Indian Head of State since India established diplomatic ties with the country in 1975.

The President, who was accorded a ceremonial welcome followed by a traditional one on arrival, drove down to the Bomana War Cemetery to lay a wreath at the memorial built in honour of the World War II soldiers at Port Moresby yesterday.

He also held talks with Governor General Michael Ogio, Prime Minister Peter O' Neal, the leader of the Opposition Don Poyle and the Governor of West New Britain.

A high level delegation including Minister of State for Agriculture Sanjeev Balyan is accompanying the President on the five-day visit, which is aimed at energising and upgrading bilateral relations.


First published: 29 April 2016, 10:54 IST