New heads appointed to foreign missions

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The National, Tuesday June 18th, 2013

 THE National Executive Council (NEC) has appointed new heads to three missions abroad.

They are Fred Yakasa, Rupa Mulina and Joshua Kalinoe.

Yakasa was appointed High Commissioner to the Solomon Islands,  Mulina as ambassador to the United States and Kalinoe as ambassador to Belgium and the European Union (EU).

Yakasa takes up the Honiara post left vacant by the recall of Brian Yombon Copio.

Justice Cathy Davani, who was initially appointed to the post, declined the offer and NEC accepted her decision.

Mulina takes over from Evan Paki in Washington DC while Kalinoe fills the position in Brussels vacated by Peter Maginde. 

Kalinoe will also hold concurrent accreditation to the World Trade Organisation (WTO).

As PNG’s ambassador to the US,  Mulina will also hold concurrent accreditation to Canada and Mexico.