The spouse of US Vice President Mike Pence, Second Lady of the United States Karen Pence, has arrived with wife of Prime Minister Peter O’Neill on hand to receive her.
Malaysia, China and Japan, including the Pacific nations of Nauru, Tuvalu and Solomon Islands, have also arrived.
Simbu dancers have lined the entrance of the International Convention Centre awaiting the arrival of the rest of the leaders’ partners.
Amongst the list of activities, the women will visit the Nature Park and National Museum and Art Gallery.
(First Lady of South Korea, Kim Jung-sook, with Mrs Babao-O’Neill and a young Simbu dancer)