GG welcomes Norway ambassador, assures support


NORWAY will be a significant partner for Papua New Guinea by investing in hydro-electricity production, Governor-General Sir Bob Dadae says.
In welcoming Norway Ambassador Paul Larsen in Port Moresby yesterday, Sir Bob said PNG was grateful for various developments and technical assistance from Norway over the years.
He said PNG and Norway shared many common aspects in development.
“Our two countries continue to cooperate and contribute meaningfully in advancing issues of mutual interest and concerns ranging from climate change to peace and security,” he said.
“We are pleased to receive you and look forward to enhancing and furthering the already good bilateral relations between PNG and Norway.”
Sir Bob assured Larsen that the Government was ready to give its support to him for his work here.
According to Larsen, Norway’s financial support for green climate fund, renewable energy, plastic-free oceans and tropical forest preservation were examples of their global engagement that has benefited PNG and other Pacific Island states.
“Norway and PNG are located far apart geographically, however, these two countries are connected through multilateral corporation, modern communication and common interest in the health of our planet and its climate, oceans and forests,” he said.
Norway has invited PNG to “Our oceans” conference in Oslo in October.