Prime Minister Hon. James Marape received news that his counterpart Anthony Albanese will not be able to come to Papua New Guinea from the 12 and 13 December as planned.
Prime Minister Marape said PM Albanese has tested positive for COVID and is currently isolating therefore his planned visit has now been rescheduled to 2023.
He wishes for a full recovery for the Australian Prime Minister and looks forward to his visit early next year.
The visit would have seen both nations approach the 50th anniversary of bilateral relations following PNG’s independence in 1975.