Meeting-presentation “Russia – Papua New Guinea: cooperation perspectives”
On April 17, a meeting-presentation “Russia – Papua New Guinea: cooperation perspectives” was held at the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation (MED RF). This meeting is a historic event that lays the foundation for cooperation between the two countries in economic sphere.
The APEC summit, held in November 2018 in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, has opened a new page for the development of bilateral relations between Russia and Papua New Guinea due to the meeting Prime Ministers of the two countries: Dmitry Medvedev and Peter O’Neil. It was then that a new direction was set for the development of bilateral relations in humanitarian, cultural and economic spheres between historically close countries.
Deputy Minister of MED RF Azer Talibov gave an opening speech. He noted that Papua New Guinea has rich natural resources, a unique geographical location and there is a need to increase the pace of interaction with such a perspective region. It was also said that one of the main obstacles that exist today is a lack of reliable information about the country, its capabilities, business opportunities, but Papua New Guinea, among other things, has a unique historical significance for Russia, therefore, it is necessary to concentrate and deepen into this wonderful country. The Deputy Minister assured that the State and the Ministry will provide support to Russian companies for business development in Papua New Guinea, noted the Great contribution of the Miklouho-Maclay Foundation that is largely a generator in the development of relations between our countries in cultural, humanitarian and business spheres.
Also, the expert of the “Maclay Investments” company spoke at the meeting about the peculiarities of doing business in Papua New Guinea, and the representative of the Ministry of Foreign Afairs of the Russian Federation (MFA RF) spoke about the interest in the development of bilateral relations between the Russian Federation and Papua New Guinea in all directions and assured of the support of business initiatives.
Nickolay Miklouho-Maclay, the Miklouho-Maclay Foundation, presented an overview of perspective areas of cooperation with Papua New Guinea and announced the first business conference in Papua New Guinea, organized by the Foundation together with MFA RF, with participation of the Papua New Guinea Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the extraordinarily and plenipotentiary Ambassador of Russia in Indonesia, Kiribati, East Timor and Papua New Guinea. The first business mission will take place on May 13, 2019 in the capital of PNG, as a continuation of the meeting already held on April 17 at MED RF.
The meeting-presentation was also attended by the representatives of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation, of the State Corporation for Assistance to Development, Production and Export of Advanced Technology Industrial Product Rostec, of the Russian Export Center JSC, of the PJSC Rosneft Oil Company, of the Rosgeo JSC, of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation, and of the World Wide Fund for Nature in Russia.

Organizers:
– The Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation;
– Nonprofit organization “Miklouho-Maclay Foundation for the Preservation of Ethnocultural Heritage”;
– PJSC VTB Bank
– “Maclay Investments” Company

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