Photo credit: Post Courier - Richard Maru
To show its commitment to a trade deal with Indonesia, PNG will, according to International Trade and Investment Minister Richard Maru, attend the Trade Expo Indonesia (TEI) 2022, which will be held next month.
Maru said it was appropriate given a recent declaration to make commerce with Indonesia a priority and that he had received an official invitation to lead a Papua New Guinea (PNG) trade mission to the exhibition in Jakarta from October 19–23.
With more than 1,000 exhibitors and more than US$6 billion (about K20.62 billion) in transactions over its seven zones of exposition, TEI draws around 40,000 people from all over the world each year.
Manufacturing, healthcare, beauty, home furnishings, food and drink, clothing and accessories, medical equipment, and digital and services are a few of them.
Andriana Supandy, the ambassador of Indonesia to Papua New Guinea, extended an invitation to Maru.
Maru stated that his office would seek funding to send a sizable delegation that would include ministers, lawmakers, representatives of SMEs, state-owned companies, the business community, as well as individuals from the border provinces of East Sepik, West Sepik, and Western, as well as individuals from other provinces, industries, and organisations.
He said that it would be a wonderful chance to establish interpersonal and commercial relationships.
“We want to show you our commitment by going there right after our policy pronouncements.”
Reference The National (15 September 2022). “PNG to attend trade expo in Indonesia”.