The European Union

Praise for departing European Union ambassador

Ambassador Dihm will complete his posting to Papua New Guinea this month after four years in the position.

Mr O’Neill said Ambassador Dihm has helped strengthen relations between Papua New Guinea and the European Union on a number of issues.

“During Ambassador Dihm’s posting to Papua New Guinea we have seen an increase in trade and investment, and a strengthening of cultural relations with Europe,” the Prime Minister said.

“I thank Ambassador Dihm to his contribution this increasing engagement with Europe.”

K500m funding deal between Pacific and Europe

The Pacific RIP amounts to EUR 166 million or more than  K500 million.

Forum Secretariat secretary general Dame Meg Taylor and the European Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Mr Neven Mimica signed the 11th EDF Pacific RIP

The Pacific RIP will benefit the 15 Pacific ACP countries (Cook Islands, Timor- Leste, Fiji, Kiribati, Federated States of Micronesia, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, and Republic of the Marshall Islands, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu).