PNG ready to host senior officials meeting

PNG 2018 APEC Ambassador, Ivan Pomaleu, says the country is ready to host the first Senior Officials Meeting in Port Moresby.

The SOM 1 Meeting will be in Port Moresby from February 24th to March 9th.

Pomaleu said the 14-day event will involve 78 meetings, with eight to be held daily.

SOM 1 is the largest of the four SOM cluster meetings bringing 2,000 to 3,000 delegates to PNG.

“It’s an incredible effort that we are putting together over the last couple of months since December. The teams in the Secretariat and the logistics teams have basically put Christmas on hold until next year, and we’ve been working flat out to coordinate those different inputs,” stated Pomaleu.

(Foreign delegates recently touring APEC Haus)

Cedric Patjole