Estonia establishes diplomatic relations with Papua New Guinea ({{commentsTotal}})

Papua New Guinean foreign minister Rimbink Pato with Estonian ambassador to Australia Andres Unga, Oct. 4, 2016.
Papua New Guinean foreign minister Rimbink Pato with Estonian ambassador to Australia Andres Unga, Oct. 4, 2016. Source: (Välisministeerium)

The Papua New Guinean and Estonian ambassadors to Australia, Charles W. Lepani and Andres Unga, signed an agreement on Tuesday to establish diplomatic relations between the two countries. Unga also met with Papua New Guinea’s foreign minister, Rimbink Pato.

During the meeting, the representatives discussed the future possibilities of improving relations between the two countries, among other areas in IT and e-government solutions, the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs reported in a press release on Tuesday.

“We are pleased that Papua New Guinea is interested in Estonia’s e-solutions. We see several possibilities to develop our cooperation,” Unga said, adding that trade delegation visits would help establish business connections.

Other topics discussed at the meeting was the role of small states in international politics, and supporting each other’s candidacies in international organizations.

The Independent State of Papua New Guinea is an Oceanian country that occupies the eastern half of the island of New Guinea as well as islands in Melanesia. The capital is Port Moresby. Papua New Guinea has a population of 6.79 million, national languages are Hiri Motu, Tok Pisin, and English.

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