France, PNG ties strengthened

Prime Minister Peter O’Neill says the relationship between France and PNG will always be strengthened.

He said with the Papua LNG project construction phase on focus, the engagement between the two countries will continue to grow. 

“Our Government is working with French company TOTAL S.A. and other partners to advance Papua New Guinea’s next major gas project,” stated PM O’Neill.

“This project will inject billions of dollars into our economy, and employ and train thousands of Papua New Guineans.

“All parties will continue to advance the Papua LNG project and create new jobs for our people.”

PM O’Neill also welcomed French Ambassador Philippe Janvier-Kamiyama to his new appointment and wished him success during his time in Papua New Guinea.

“Ambassador Janvier-Kamiyama advised me that Papua New Guinea was his first choice for his diplomatic posting, and we welcome him to our country.

“I hope his contribution further increases trade and investment between our countries, and that he also has the opportunity to travel throughout Papua New Guinea and have good experiences in our country.”

(Prime Minister Peter O’Neill in parliament recently)

Freddy Mou