22 Oct 2012

PNG's O'Neill encouraging investment in Fiji

10:18 am on 22 October 2012

Papua New Guinea's Prime Minister Peter O'Neill says he is keen to strengthen trade relations with Fiji and says he sees no reason to dissuade PNG investors from continuing to invest in the country.

Mr O'Neill has been visiting Fiji since Friday, and returns to Papua New Guinea today.

Fiji Live reports him as saying he believes Fiji will return to a democratically elected government.

And he says his government has every confidence that the Fiji economy will continue to do well.

Mr O'Neill says he says has been encouraging more investment from PNG into Fiji and vice versa.

He says he discussed with Fiji's Prime Minister, Commodore Frank Bainimarama, issues about the removal of some the duty and tariffs between the two countries.