7 Apr 2014

McCully to visit Papua New Guinea

6:47 am on 7 April 2014

The New Zealand Foreign Minister Murray McCully is in Papua New Guinea for a visit focused on fostering business links and support for renewable energy projects.

Mr McCully says PNG is one of the fastest growing economies in the region, and the visit will include a small New Zealand business delegation.

He will be meeting with the PNG Prime Minister Peter O'Neill and a range of senior ministers, including consultations with the Foreign Minister.

Mr McCully says he will be promoting the capability and expertise of New Zealand companies and looking at the work carried out by the New Zealand aid programme.

He also says he is looking to stepping up New Zealand's support for renewable energy in PNG.