Fiji delegation to boost trade

Business, Normal

The National, Tuesday 09th April, 2013


A TRADE delegation from Fiji will arrive in Papua New Guinea next week to strengthen bilateral relations and boost trade between the two countries.

Fijian High Commissioner to PNG Romanu Tikotikoca said more than 60 business people would be part of the delegation from the Fijian private sector.

They will be in Port Moresby for two days.

He said the trade delegation consisted of representatives of the Fijian private sector who will conduct a one-day seminar and hold one-on-one business talks with their counterparts here.

The trade delegation consists of businesses in the manufacturing sector, food and beverage, real estate, service sector, tourism, furniture and forestry, construction, infrastructure, apparel and security services.

“Given the traditional bonds of friendship and the spirit of Melanesian cooperation and good neighborly relations between our two countries.

“We hope that the trade mission will enhance bilateral relations and boost trade relations between the two countries even further,” Tikotikoca said.

PNG-Fiji business council president Graham Osborne said Papua New Guinea was looking forward to the visit which would strengthen relations between business communities in both countries.

The Fiji trade and investment mission will be held at the Gateway Hotel on April 17 and 18.