Prime Minister Peter O’Neill, CMG MP, says it has been a privilege to see first-hand the dynamic developments and core initiatives of the Shanghai Free Trade Zone.
He made these remarks during his official visit to the Administration of the Shanghai Free Trade Zone in the New District of Pudong yesterday.
“With the commencement of direct flights between Papua New Guinea and Shanghai in September this year, this will open up more opportunities for both our countries.
“My recent meetings with China’s Premier Li Keqiang and President Xi Jinping in Beijing has enabled us to enhance our relations from a strategic partnership to a more comprehensive strategic partnership,” PM O’Neill said.
He further thanked the Administration Committee of China (Shanghai) Free Trade Zone for the overview of their magnificent capabilities and expressed in PNG’s interest in enhancing trade and investment, cooperation and working towards international standards.
PM O’Neill further congratulated and commended the Deputy Governor for the Pudong New Area and Deputy Director of China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone Administration, Lu Fangzhou, on the epic achievement in rebuilding Pudong to where it is today.
He thanked the free trade zone administration for the comprehensive briefing on its operations and expressed interest in the outstanding outcomes from China’s free trade zone.