O’Neill invites Pacific to APEC
Papua New Guinea’s Prime Minister Peter O’Neill has invited members of the Pacific Islands Forum to be in Port Moresby for the 2018 AsiaPacific Economic Cooperation leaders’ summit. Chairing a forum meeting yesterday in Pohnpei, Federated State of Micronesia, he invited the Pacific island leaders to take part in forums alongside the APEC meetings. “Papua New Guinea wishes this to be a Pacific APEC. It gives us an opportunity to enable APEC’s policy agenda to take into account the concerns of smaller Asia-Pacific countries,” he said. “The economic effects of climate change, development challenges and sustainable marine resources will be highlighted.
“PNG will invite all island nations to participate in forums alongside APEC meetings. Our collective views will be taken to APEC leaders. We must put our local concerns to the global community.” The National