New Zealand appoints Trade Commissioner to PNG

2:59 pm on 12 September 2015

New Zealand has appointed Peter Hobbs as the country's Trade Commissioner to Papua New Guinea.

Solomon Islands prime minister Manasseh Sogavare (left) and his New Zealand counterpart John Key at the 2015 Pacific Forum summit in Port Moresby.

John Key at the Pacific Islands Forum Summit in Port Moresby Photo: RNZI / Koro Vaka'uta

The Prime Minister, John Key, made the announcement after he officially re-opened the New Zealand Trade and Enterprise Office in Port Moresby.

Mr Key says PNG is the Pacific's largest economy and New Zealand's second largest trading partner in the region.

He says the re-establishment of the trade commissioner position reflects a strong interest by New Zealand companies in the PNG market.