7 Aug 2013

PNG's O'Neill due in NZ today for talks

4:31 am on 7 August 2013

The prime minister of Papua New Guinea, Peter O'Neill, arrives in Wellington today for talks with his New Zealand counterpart, John Key.

Mr Key says New Zealand shares a close relationship with PNG and wants to develop this further.

He says as part of efforts to foster greater business ties a double tax agreement, which ensures companies are not taxed in both jurisdictions, is going through its final ratification process.

The three-day visit will include the official opening of the refurbished PNG High Commission in Wellington.

The PNG agriculture minister, Tommy Tomscoll, will accompany Mr O'Neill.