By BOSORINA ROBBY in Shanghai
EXCELLENT trade and foreign relationships between PNG and China over the years have culminated in many good investments and business initiatives, a government minister visiting China has said.
Commerce and Industry Minister Gabriel Kapris said last Friday that this was evident in the grants that the Chinese government had set aside for PNG and other Pacific Island countries to build the Pacific joint pavilion to showcase their country and products in their respective booths.
Kapris told reporters at a gathering to mark PNG’s 35th independence anniversary that assistance like this had strengthened the relationship between PNG, the Pacific and the Chinese people.
Papua New Guineans working and studying Shanghai turned up to celebrate the day with a flag-raising ceremony, witnessed by visitors to the Shanghai 2010 exposition at the Expo Cultural Centre.
Kapris said in the 35 years of independence, the country had continued to grow, standing the test of time and challenges with significant achievements.
He said Vision 2050 was the guideline for PNG to be a smart, wise, happy and wealthy country.
He said China had assisted PNG in developing so many projects, the largest being the Ramu nickel mine in Madang.