PAPUA New Guinea High Commissioner to Solomon Islands Moses Kaul was part of the Prime Minister’s entourage to Guadalcanal Province’s Second Appointed Day this week.
Kaul accompanied Prime Minister Sogavare from Honiara to Marau Sound where he was accorded an official welcome as well by the organisers of the Guadalcanal Province second appointed day celebration.
Kaul’s presence in the entourage prompted Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare to acknowledge, in his keynote address, Papua New Guinea’s financial contribution towards the Pacific Games 2023.
The Prime Minister said the Pacific Games 2023 is funded by People’s Republic of China (PRC), Indonesia and Papua New Guinea (PNG).
Acknowledging PNG’s funding assistance, Prime Minister Sogavare said PNG’s assistance towards the Pacific Games 2023 is a demonstration of the brotherhood relationship between Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea.
“Please convey our best wishes to Prime Minister James Marape on behalf of the people of Solomon Islands,” Prime Minister Sogavare told High Commissioner Kaul in his speech.
High Commissioner Kaul returned to Honiara after the official closure of the Second Appointed Day celebration.
Papua New Guinea has contributed (40 million Kina) towards the PG 2023.
Meanwhile, in his keynote address during the second appointed day celebration, Prime Minister Sogavare also announced that the Government wants to see few sports and youth leaders to be seconded to National Hosting Authority and Games Organizing Committee.
The Prime Minister said the presence of these young leaders in NHA and the Games Organizing Committee will equip them to know how to deliver multi- sporting events in their respective provinces in future.
The Prime Minister also urged Provincial government leaders to share ideas with NHA and the Games Organizing Committee to ensure the provision of top-quality sporting event.