Wednesday, 7 December 2022

Prime Minister Hon. James Marape has received news that his counterpart Anthony Albanese will not be able to come to Papua New Guinea from the 12 and 13 December as planned.

Prime Minister Marape said his counterpart has tested positive for COVID and is currently isolating therefore his planned visit has now been rescheduled to 2023.

He wishes for Prime Minister Albanese full recovery and looks forward to his visit early next year.

Papua New Guinea has had a unique and long shared history and Australia is one of Papua New Guinea’s important development partners. He knows the visit and corresponding meetings that will occur during the visit will help enhance and strengthen our already strong friendship that has our shared history embedded in it.