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Papua New Guinea to sign free trade agreement with Melanesian countries

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Papua New Guinea will sign the Free Trade Agreement as soon as the leaders resolve some of the outstanding domestic trade-related issues.

Incumbent chair of the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) and PNG Prime Minister Peter O’Neill said this in his address during hand over take over with Solomon Islands Prime Minister Rick Nelson, Post Courier reports.

Mr O’Neill said MSG has already made great inroads into sub-regional trade through the MSG free trade agreement. He called on all leaders to work together to strengthen Trade and Sustainable Development – for an inclusive Melanesia.

“Papua New Guinea will be signing the free trade agreement as soon as we resolve some of our domestic trade-related issues.”