Ms. Kiap was nominated by her peers for outstanding service as a diplomat promoting the interests of both PNG and the United Kingdom and in her role and capacity in other organisations based in London.
“Papua New Guinea is indeed proud of your achievement having won the 2018 Diplomat of the Year award,” Grand Chief Sir Bob Bofeng Dadae said.
“Your achievement is well noted and with a very distinguished career behind you, this award is well deserved.
“You are a shining example to fellow diplomats that no matter where they serve that they too can aim to achieve great outcomes in the Foreign Service and make our country proud.
“Our womenfolk have a role model that they can look up to and emulate to be courageous and strong and serve our nation with honour and pride.
“Lady Hannah joins me in extending to Your Excellency our warm congratulations on a well-deserved award and to acknowledge your outstanding and distinguished service to our nation, and in promoting relations between PNG and the United Kingdom and the various countries that you are accredited to,” Sir Bob stated.
High Commissioner Kiap is PNG’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom of Great Britain accredited to Cyprus, Egypt, Israel, South Africa and Zimbabwe.
(Governor General Grand Chief Sir Bob Dadae chatting with High Commissioner Ms. Kiap at the High Commissioner's residence in London)