China ready to work with PNG, says Wang

Chinese Foreign Affairs Minister Wang Yi and Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Relations Soroi Eoe at the bilateral meeting in Port Moresby on Friday. – Nationalpic by NICKY BERNARD

CHINA is ready to work with Papua New Guinea through a bilateral relationship at a higher level in promoting the wellbeing of the people from both nations, Chinese Foreign Affairs Minister Wang Yi says.
Speaking at the signing of memorandum of understanding (MOU) on various programmes on Friday, Wang said China would continue to provide economic and technical assistance to PNG with no political strings attached.
Among the agreements signed on Friday were a MOU on promoting investment cooperation in green development signed by Foreign Affairs secretary Elias Wohengu, exchange of letters for anti-Covid-19 assistance signed by Health secretary Dr Osbourne Liko and exchange of letters for the establishment of anti-narcotics centre signed by the secretary for National Planning and Monitoring Koney Samuel.
Wang also witnessed the launching of the Port Moresby General Hospital Minimally Invasive Surgery Centre by Dr Liko, hospital chief executive officer Dr Paki Molumi and Chinese officials.