Indonesian President Joko Widodo

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President Widodo departs

The bilateral meeting at the APEC House with Papua New Guinea government leaders led by Prime Minister James Marape had the two leaders discuss economic relations, shifting focus of formal talks from border issues to trade, business and people relations.

Prime Minister Marape announced that President Widodo has committed a K55 million grant for facilities at the Port Moresby General Hospital, the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and the mortuary. 

The Indonesian delegation and President Widodo including PNG government leaders have vacated APEC house for their departure. 

Indonesian President to visit PNG

Confirmation of the one-day visit on July 6, 2023, was made during a meeting between Prime Minister Marape and Indonesian Ambassador to PNG, Andriana Supandi, in Port Moresby last Friday, June 2, 2023.

President Widodo’s State Visit to PNG follows PM Marape’s State Visit to Indonesia in March 2022.

Also present at the meeting were Indonesian Embassy officials and PNG Foreign Affairs Secretary Elias Wohengu.