7 Oct 2005

PNG prime minister's deferred trip to Australia rescheduled for October 16th

11:12 am on 7 October 2005

Papua New Guinea' Prime Minister Sir Michael Somare's deferred trip to Australia early this week has been re-scheduled for October 16 to 19.

The Prime Minister's trip was deferred because he had an infected ankle.

Sir Michael's office anticipates a similar program to that set up for the original trip will be followed.

He returns to PNG just days ahead of the Pacific Islands Forum summit at which he will assume the chairmanship of the organisation.