New PNG High Commissioner announced
Hon Murray McCully
of Foreign Affairs
2014 Media Statement
New PNG High Commissioner
Foreign Minister Murray McCully today
announced that diplomat Tony Fautua will be New Zealand’s
next High Commissioner to Papua New Guinea.
Guinea and New Zealand are close partners in the Pacific,”
Mr McCully said.
“New Zealand exports to PNG totalled
more than $230 million in 2013, making it our largest
trading partner in the Pacific.
transformative, economic growth occurring in PNG is creating
major opportunities for New Zealand business and new
“Our aid programme in PNG is
focused on working together in areas such asrenewable
energy, agriculture, and community policing in
Bougainville,” Mr McCully said.
Mr Fautua has strong
experience in the Pacific. He has had postings in Niue and
as a special representative to Bougainville in Papua New
Guinea, and was most recently Ambassador to
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