8 Aug 2013

PNG leader in NZ for talks

12:00 pm on 8 August 2013

Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Peter O'Neill arrives in Wellington on Wednesday for talks with his New Zealand counterpart, John Key.

Mr Key said New Zealand has a close relationship with PNG and he wants to develop it further.

As part of efforts to foster greater business ties, he says, a double tax agreement - which ensures companies are not taxed in both countries - is going through its final ratification process.

The three-day visit includes the official opening of the refurbished PNG High Commission in Wellington.