The National, Wednesday October 16th, 2013
PANGU Pati, the country’s oldest political party, has congratulated the Government for winning the bid to host the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation meeting in 2018.
More than 20 leaders, including the presidents of the United States and China, are expected to attend the summit.
Party president Milo Timini said the world leaders had put their trust in Papua New Guinea to deliver the best outcome.
He said the occasion would provide the people of PNG the opportunity to showcase their cultures, a thriving economy and the potential for foreign investments.
Timini said the party still believed in the foreign policy of “friends to all and enemy to none”.
“We are a part of a global community and we cannot be selective in our dealings with other countries and communities of the world,” he said.
“Of course as time goes on, we must review our foreign policies to align them with international best practice.”
Timini hopes the Government and the National Capital District Commission will work together in preparing for the APEC summit in 2018 and the South Pacific Games in 2015.
“A high-profile team of people must be appointed to commence the preparation of these two important events and must be answerable to the National Executive Council.”