Solidarity from PNG leaders after NZ mosque attacks

6:52 pm on 18 March 2019

Papua New Guinea's prime minister has joined world leaders in condemning Friday's mosque attacks in New Zealand.

Flowers laid outside Al Noor Mosque.

Flowers laid outside Al Noor Mosque. Photo: AFP

Peter O'Neill extended PNG's support to his New Zealand counterpart, Jacinda Ardern and her government in managing the trauma from the attack.

According to Peter O'Neill, New Zealand is one of the most peaceful and culturally open countries in the world, which he says "makes this vicious attack even more disgusting".

"The thoughts and prayers of Papua New Guineans are with our brothers and sisters in New Zealand as the nation comes to terms with this despicable act," Mr O'Neill said.

Meanwhile, the governor of PNG's National Capital District, Powes Parkop, led a floral tribute to victims of the Christchurch massacre, on the streets of Port Moresby

Hundreds of city residents were in attendance, as a show of solidarity towards Muslims.

They prayed for peace amongst the relatives of the victims and observed silence in commemoration of those who were killed.

Meanwhile in New Caledonia, there has been a call for a minute's silence for the victims of the Christchurch terror attack.

Those wishing to remember the victims were called to meet outside the seat of the Pacific Community in Noumea.

A minute's silence was also been observed at the town hall of Mont-Dore

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