Davis reaffirms Australian commitment during Sepik tour


AUSTRALIA’S commitment to Papua New Guinea aligns with the national and provincial government’s identified development priorities, says Australian high commissioner Bruce Davis.
Davis said this during a three-day visit to East and West Sepik last week.
He was joined by East Sepik Governor Allan Bird and Nuku MP who organised his communities to welcome the High Commissioner to West Sepik.
The visit was an opportunity to look at how the two countries can work together to strengthen education, healthcare, economic growth, governance and women’s empowerment.
He said “we work closely with local communities to deliver a broad range of programmes across various sector in an integrated and complementary manner”.
“Building on our longstanding cooperation and enduring friendship, Australia will continue to partner with Papua New Guinea, right across the country to strengthen prosperity and stability.
The visit was also a great opportunity to see science and computer laboratories built at Wewak’s Mercy Girl’s School in 2004 by the Australian government.
Davis and Bird visited Wewak and Maprik districts, East Sepik and Nuku district, West Sepik.
Nuku people expressed their appreciation for Davis visit and gave a warm welcome to the community.
Australia’s involvement in the Sepik reflects a contemporary and comprehensive bilateral partnership to enhance main concern of development.
The visit enhanced the historical and enduring ties built between Papua New Guineans and Australians across the country.

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