In­dia ex­tends its credit line to Pa­pua New Guinea

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One of the out­comes dur­ing In­dia’s Pres­i­dent Pranab Mukher­jee, the first state visit by an In­dian head of state to PNG.

Port Moresby:

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

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