The National – Monday, February 14, 2011
FOREIGN Affairs Minister Don Polye has called for greater linkages between key agencies to facilitate investment, trade and business.
Polye said the Department of Commerce and Industry would needed to link in closely with Foreign Affairs, Trade and Immigration to guide and direct tangible business development.
“The service delivery mechanisms will need to upscale their commitment to efficiently prepare and empower our people to compete and participate in business and trade.
“Papua New Guinea’s success in this era will depend on the preparedness and successful adaptation to these changes confronting our people.
“Importantly, the government must play its role properly in facilitating growth in business and trade.”
Polye made the remarks when acknowledging the initialing of the text of the PNG-Japan Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement.
He also congratulated both PNG and Japanese officials for the successful conclusion of the negotiations in December last year.
The initialing of the text was done by the heads of delegations, director-general (Economic and development cooperation division) Kapi Maro and director (Oceania division) of the Japanese foreign ministry Shinichi Lida.