India-Papua New Guinea To Increase Ties As PM Modi Makes Maiden Go to

That is the primary go to to Papua New Guinea by an Indian Prime Minister.

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday held talks along with his Papua New Guinea counterpart James Marape and the island nation’s Governor-Basic Bob Dadae individually and burdened on strengthening the partnership between the 2 nations throughout a number of sectors.

PM Modi, who arrived right here on Sunday on his maiden go to to the nation, will host a key summit between India and 14 Pacific island nations to spice up bilateral ties.

Exterior Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Arindam Bagchi, in a tweet, stated, “PM Narendra Modi arrives on the iconic APEC Home situated on the shores of Ela Seashore in Port Moresby. Warmly welcomed by PM James Marape. The 2 leaders will co-host the FIPIC III Summit, fostering regional cooperation.

In accordance with the MEA spokesperson, discussions between the 2 prime ministers lined a variety of points, together with strengthening partnerships in a number of sectors, local weather motion in addition to selling people-to-people ties.

“Synergising India-Papua New Guinea relations. PM Narendra Modi held a fruitful bilateral assembly with PM James Marape. PM Modi expressed his appreciation to PM Marape for co-hosting the FIPIC III Summit in Port Moresby.

“Discussions lined strengthening partnership throughout sectors of commerce and funding, well being, capability constructing and ability growth and IT. Additionally mentioned points associated to local weather motion and selling people-to-people ties,” he stated.

FIPIC was launched throughout PM Modi’s go to to Fiji in 2014. The summit will happen at a time when China is making efforts to boost its navy and diplomatic affect within the area.

Posting a photograph of him shaking palms with PM Marape, PM Modi stated on Twitter, “Prime Minister James Marape and I had very productive talks, overlaying the total vary of bilateral relations between India and Papua New Guinea. We mentioned methods to reinforce cooperation in commerce, know-how, healthcare and in addressing local weather change.” Throughout the assembly, Modi and Marape additionally launched a translation of the Tamil basic ‘Thirukkural’ within the Tok Pisin language of Papua New Guinea.

“Indian diaspora holding alive join with the motherland! PM Modi and PM James Marape launched a translation of the Tamil basic ‘Thirukkural’ within the Tok Pisin language of Papua New Guinea.

“Co-authored by Subha Sasindran and Governor Sasindran Muthuvel of West New Britain Province, the e book brings Indian thought and tradition nearer to the individuals of Papua New Guinea,” Mr Bagchi added.

Earlier within the day, PM Modi met Papua New Guinea’s Governor-Basic Bob Dadae on the Authorities Home.

“Prime Minister Narendra Modi begins off the day in Papua New Guinea with a heat dialog with Governor-Basic Sir Bob Dadae on the historic Authorities Home. Underlined the importance of India-Papua New Guinea relations ties and growth partnership between the 2 nations,” Mr Bagchi stated on Twitter.

PM Modi posted photographs of his assembly with Governor-Basic Dadae on his official Twitter deal with.

“Had a beautiful assembly with Governor-Basic of Papua New Guinea, Sir Bob Dadae. We talked about methods to deepen bilateral relations between our nations throughout completely different sectors,” he tweeted.

PM Modi arrived right here on Sunday night from Japan the place he attended the summit of the G7 superior economies and held bilateral conferences with a number of world leaders.

His go to to Papua New Guinea on the second leg of his three-nation tour is the primary ever by any Indian prime minister. He was acquired on the airport by Prime Minister James Marape who touched his ft as a mark of respect.

Usually Papua New Guinea would not give a ceremonial welcome to any chief coming after sundown. However a particular exception was made for Prime Minister Modi and a ceremonial welcome was accorded to him.

The FIPIC Summit will see participation from leaders of 14 nations. Usually all of them hardly ever converge collectively because of connectivity and different points, sources stated.

FIPIC contains Prepare dinner Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, the Republic of Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu.

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