China’s growing ties ‘beneficial’

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The National, Monday November 11th, 2013

 PRIME Minister Peter O’Neill has commended China for its continued assistance to social and economic development in the Pacific region.

He acknowledged China’s interest in becoming a permanent development partner in the Pacific Islands Forum. 

He told the China-Pacific Island Countries Economic Development and Cooperation Forum in  Guangzhou city: “This dialogue and the growing relationship the People’s Republic of China has with the Pacific Islands region, is wholly beneficial.”

He reaffirmed that China remained a major development partner in PNG’s major resources and commended it for supporting PNG at regional and international fora.