Australia’s PM departs Port Moresby

Australia's Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull departed Port Moresby this morning after spending one night in Papua New Guinea’s capital.

Turnbull arrived on Friday evening for his official state visit to Australia’s former colony and largest aid recipient.

Yesterday, Turnbull visited the Isurava Memorial Site in Northern Province and Bomana War Cemetery in Port Moresby, to pay respect to former veterans who fought against the Japanese advancement towards Port Moresby in 1942.

Also, native Papua New Guineans were used as aids and carriers by Australians during the Kokoda Battle in World War II.

Turnbull also had a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Peter O’Neill where broad issues discussed were illegal fishing, resettlement of refugees, border security, PNG elections and 2018 APEC meeting.

Turnbull attended a business breakfast with Australia-PNG Business Council this morning before his military farewell by PNG Defence Force personnel at the Jackson’s International Airport.

(Picture courtesy of National Events Minister Justin Tkatchenko)

Charles Yapumi