◎ ＮＺ、パプアニューギニアとの一戦を制しコンフェデ杯出場へ （2016.6.12、サンケイスポーツ）
◎ 「地球の鼓動」テーマに写真展 中区 （2016.6.15、日テレ２４）
◎ 第24回参議院通常選挙に伴う在外投票の実施について (2016.6.15,在PNG日本大使館）
○ 公示日 ：平成28年 6月22日（水）
○ 在外公館投票の開始日 ：平成28年 6月23日（木）
○ 日本国内の投票日 ：平成28年 7月10日（日）
◎ 200th PNG LNG Shipment Set Sail Today （2016.6.6, Office of the Prime Minister )
The Prime Minister, Hon. Peter O'Neill CMG MP, has welcomed the loading of the 200th
shipment of LNG this weekend, that he said is an important milestone for Papua New
Guinea's ongoing expansion in the global LNG market.
The Prime Minister said Papua New Guinea has earned a reputation over the past two
years as a reliable supplier of LNG and sets a path for the successful marketing for the
next major LNG project.
"Papua New Guinea is becoming well know in global energy markets for the quality of
our LNG produced by ExxonMobil at the PNG LNG plant, and the reliability of our
shipments," Prime Minister O'Neill said.
"The Government appreciates the partnership we have with ExxonMobil that not only
delivered the PNG LNG project on budget and ahead of time, but has ensured we are
building the reputation we have today.
"With TOTAL about to begin the construction phase of the Papua LNG project,
expanding this market access is firmly on the horizon."
The Prime Minister said ongoing investment in Papua New Guinea remains strong and
will continue to create jobs.
"Companies are investing in Papua New Guinea because they know that the
fundamentals of our economy are strong.
"Despite current global economic headwinds we are managing the economy and doing
this with minimal affect on the delivery of essential services for the people.
"While we might be experiencing low energy prices at the moment, this is cyclical and
global markets have been steadily rising.
"This is the right time to invest in energy production in Papua New Guinea in
preparation for improvements in the global economy.
"This investment, in energy and other sectors, not only provides jobs, but generates
ongoing business opportunities particularly for small business who generate
employment around the country."
The Spirit of Hela loaded this weekend at the PNG LNG marine facility and is due to set
sail at 3:30 PM today. The second custom-built LNG ship carried its first cargo from the PNG
LNG marine facility on 1 June 2016.
◎ Papua New Guinea's International Standing is Helping to Secure Our Economic Future
(2016.6.3, Office of the Prime Minister )
Papua New Guinea's international standing is helping to secure the nation's economic
future, especially over the medium to long term, Prime Minister, Peter O'Neill, said
Mr O'Neill said the successful staging, and short notice, of the ACP Leader's Summit
was the latest in a series of major international and regional events Papua New Guinea
had just staged successfully.
"We do more than just host events successfully, we enjoy a strong leadership role in the
deliberations that take part during events such as the ACP Leader's Summit and the
Pacific Islands Forum," he said.
"What our growing international and regional standing is also doing is strengthening
Papua New Guinea's name as a secure country in which to invest.
"It is also assisting us secure international donor grants and loans from sources as
diverse as the European Union, the Asian Development Bank, and nations such as
"I cannot stress too much the importance of Papua New Guinea maximising its
international credibility with international and regional organisations, as well as major
investors and financiers," Mr O'Neill said.
"As was made clear at the G7 Leaders Meeting I attended in Japan just last week, the
world economic environment remains very uncertain."
"Our medium to long term economic future will be secured by a mix of responsible fiscal
management by the national government, by strong investor and business confidence,
and high standing among international and regional organisations, and nations we trade
with," Mr O'Neill said.
The Prime Minister said private sector and business confidence in Papua New Guinea
remained very high.
"The recent Cairns Papua New Guinea - Australia Business Council Forum was
attended by more than 450 business leaders from Papua New Guinea and Australia."
"Of course the business leaders had some concerns, such as those relating to foreign
exchange but their overall confidence in Papua New Guinea was as good as it has been
at any of the four Business Council Forums I have attended as Prime Minister," he said.
"I thank the leaders of our own private sector, and our private sector friends in Australia,
for their continued confidence. It is well placed - and most timely."
Mr O'Neill said the acquisition of InterOil by Oil Search was a strong vote of confidence
in the future of the oil and gas sectors in Papua New Guinea.
"Investment decisions of the magnitude of the InterOil acquisition require shareholders
to look at the economic future of the nation - and the resource sector in particular," he
The Prime Minister said his government would work around the clock to maximise the
benefits the nation's strong international and regional standing would help deliver.
"We will continue to deliver sound fiscal management and continue to focus on
programs that improve living standards for our people, as well as deliver the economic
infrastructure we need to maintain strong economic growth in a challenging international
environment," he said.
"I urge all Papua New Guineans to have confidence in the economic future of our
nation, especially over the medium term - confidence which the international ratings
agency Moody's has recently expressed as well," he said.
"We have short term difficulties - including issues such as low world commodity prices
that are beyond our control - but we are addressing them responsibly."
"I am confident the worst is behind us - and we can look with confidence to major
investment in the oil and gas and minerals sectors in the immediate future that will help
create employment, grow own construction and small business sectors, in the period
"The other commodity we need to secure our future is political stability."
"We are in the longest period of political stability in our history as a nation. My
government, with the support of an overwhelming majority of Members of the National
Parliament, will maintain stability in the run up to the national elections in a year's time,"
the Prime Minister concluded.
ＰＮＧでは近々ＡＣＰ（African, Caribbean and Pacific Countries・アフリカ、カリブ海、太平洋の諸国 ）
の指導者会議やＰＩＦ（Pacific Island Forum・太平洋諸島フォーラム）の会議が行われる。
◎ MEDIA RELEASE - PM O'NEILL ARRIVES TO A CEREMONIAL
WELCOME IN JAPAN FOR G7 SUMMIT （2016.5.26、Office of the Prime Minister ）
TOKYO: Prime Minister Peter O'Neill, CMG MP, has arrived in Japan
to attend the 42nd Group of Seven (G7) Summit, which commences (27/05/16).
PM O'Neill and his delegation were received by the Japanese Vice Foreign Minister,
Muto, the PNG Ambassador to Japan, Gabriel Dusava and other senior officials from both countries.
"On behalf of the Government and people of Papua New Guinea and the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) countries,
I am honoured to attend this summit,
where I will make interventions with other leaders participating
in the G7 Outreach Meeting on topics relative to PNG's economy,
particularly on infrastructure development, promoting women's participation
in the economy and healthcare enhancement.
"I commend Japan for the initiatives and re-assure PNG and the PIF countries' support
for these initiatives as it resonates well with the region's (Pacific) own efforts
towards ensuring security, promoting public health and gender inclusiveness," PM O'Neill said.
He said he would also reaffirm and commend Japan's commitment to improve its ODA to
US$200 billion to address demand in quality infrastructures in its partner countries
specially in the Asia Pacific region.
PNG as current Chair of PIF, will keenly observe,
engage and render support as appropriate to many of Japan's regional and global initiatives,
including peace, stability and maritime security for economic,
trade and business exchanges both in our own region and the world at large.
I will further reaffirm and commend Japan's initiatives and commitment
in the areas of Woman Empowerment and Universal Health Coverage for all.
PNG will work closely with Japan to ensure productive cooperation
in Health and Woman Empowerment.
On African issues, PNG is supportive of Japan's initiatives on African development
issues through its (PNG's) cooperation in the ACP for sustainable development
for its (ACP) member states and their gradual integration into the global economy,
which entails making poverty reduction a matter of priority and establishing a new,
fairer and more equitable world order.
PNG will play host to the 8thSummit of ACP Heads of State and Government from 30 May - 01 June 2016.
Building on the progress made at the Schloss Elmau Summit in Germany in 2015,
at the G7 Ise-Shima Summit several issues with a specific relevance to women will be on the agenda.
These will include empowering women through education,
promoting greater engagement in natural sciences and technology,
and accelerating the international momentum for women to take on even greater roles
in a wider range of areas.
I also look forward to my one-on-one meeting with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe,
to discuss important aspects of our ongoing bilateral partnership between PNG and Japan,
on Saturday (28/05/16).
"I expect important areas of our cooperation in economic, trade and investment,
tourism as well as PNG's continuing supplier of Japan's energy requirements in LNG.
"Of course, my participation at the G7 summit outreach meetings gives me
rare opportunities to meet and engage with some of the most powerful economies
and international organizations," PM O'Neill said.