PNG Government help fund tertiary studies for Solomon students in PNG for 2007
Solomon Islands Minister for Foreign Affairs, External Trade and Immigration, Hon Patteson Oti, MP has welcome Papua New Guinea Government’s offer of assistance to provide scholarships for Solomon Islands students studying in various institutions in Papua New Guinea in 2007.
The offer of assistance was announced by Prime Minister, Grand Chief Rt Hon Sir Michael Somare during his meeting with Solomon Islands Foreign Minister in Port Moresby over the weekend. Foreign Minister Oti also met with Papua New Guinea’s Foreign Affairs & Trade Minister, Hon Paul Teinsten.
The Papua New Guinea Government’s assistance is part of the commitment made by the two Governments in 1998 for Papua New Guinea to provide development assistance to Solomon Islands.
In welcoming the announcement, Foreign Minister Oti added that the assistance will go along way in meeting the education and human resources development in Solomon Islands. He commended Papua New Guinea Government for the assistance and added that it reflects the continuing warm and close bilateral ties between the two countries.
As a bigger and larger country in the Forum and MSG region, Papua New Guinea is committed to helping small developing countries in the region, such as Solomon Islands and such we commended Papua New Guinea Government for this assistance, says Foreign Minister Oti.
Solomon Islands High Commissioner to Papua New Guinea, HE Mr Bernard Bata’anisia, also welcomed Papua New Guinea Government’s commitment in providing assistance to Solomon Islands students studying in Papua New Guinea tertiary institutions in 2007.
I will soon be meeting with senior officials from the Papua New Guinea Government to finalize the assistance programme, says High Commissioner Bata’anisia.
The assistance will help fund tertiary studies for Solomon Islands students studying in various tertiary institutions in Papua New Guinea in 2007.