Australia Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove

Family proud of late GG’s achievement

Australia’s Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove flew into Papua New Guinea’s capital this morning to pay his country’s respect.

PNG was a former colony of Australia.   

Also in attendance were Prime Minister Peter O’Neill, Governor-General-elect Bob Dadae, Deputy Parliament Speaker John Simon, Members of Parliament, ABG Assembly Speaker Simon Pentanu, Members of the Diplomatic Community, family and people mostly from the Autonomous Region of Bougainville.      

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Minister for Sports and National Events, Justin Tkatchenko said Sir Peter will arrive at 8am on Friday to be at the funeral of our governor general.   

“Shows the signs of the relationships between Papua New Guinea and Australia, by the Governor- General at a very short notice coming to Papua New Guinea to show his respect for our Governor- General,” Tkatchenko said today.

The State Funeral for late Sir Michael will be held tomorrow before his casket is taken to the Autonomous Region of Bougainville for burial at Tinputz over the weekend.