India extends its credit line to Papua New Guinea
One of the outcomes during India’s President Pranab Mukherjee, the first state visit by an Indian head of state to PNG.
Struggling with a cash shortage, Papua New Guinea’s government has secured $US100million (F$207.34m) in funding for infrastructure projects from India. This was one of the outcomes of last week’s visit to PNG by India’s President Pranab Mukherjee, the first state visit by an Indian head of state to PNG. The Hindu Times reports that India also signed a pact to set up a ‘Centre of Excellence’ in information technology in PNG. Other memorandums of understanding were signed during President Mukherjee’s visit, including for co-operation in agricultural research and health. Mr Mukherjee announced that India would provide antiretroviral drugs and equipment to benefit 20,000 HIV positive patients in PNG.
PNG reiterated its support for India’s claim for permanent membership in the UN Security Council. RNZI