Australian Prime Minister touches down in Port Moresby

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull arrived tonight to a low key welcome at the Jacksons International Airport.

The Royal Australian Airforce transporting Prime Minister Turnbull and his delegation touched down at 8:02 pm.

At 8:16 pm Turnbull descended from the aircraft escorted by Chief Protocol Officer Morea Veratau. Turnbull was met by Foreign Affairs Minister, Rimbink Pato, Minister for Sports, Special Events and APEC, Justin Tkatchenko, NCD Governor Powes Parkop and Chief Secretary, Isaac Lupari.

It was only a brief meet before Turnbull was taken away.

Tomorrow, the Australian Prime Minister will visit the Isurava Memorial Site in Northern Province.

He will then return to Port Moresby where he will visit the Bomana CIS training ground and the War Cemetery.

A leaders meeting will be held after lunch and a Australia PNG Entrepreneur And Innovation show will take place.

The day will officially end with a private dinner at the Mirigini State house.

Turnbull says his visit will focus on trade, security, economic growth and education.

Cedric Patjole