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Australia’s new High Commissioner to Papua New Guinea, Ms Deborah Stokes, arrived in Port Moresby on Monday 18 March.  Ms Stokes replaces Mr Ian Kemish, who finished his posting to PNG on 1 March.

Ms Stokes was welcomed to PNG by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Chief of Protocol, Mr Jimmy Ovia, DFAT Protocol Director, Ms Barbara Mimino and the Australian Deputy High Commissioner, Ms Margaret Adamson.

‘I am delighted to be in PNG at a very exciting time’, Ms Stokes said.

She said she wanted to meet people from all walks of life to gain an understanding of the opportunities and challenges facing Papua New Guinea.

Ms Stokes said that Australia and PNG have a very strong bilateral relationship, based on a shared history, strong people-to-people links, and deep trade and economic ties.

‘I look forward to continuing the work of previous High Commissioners in promoting economic…

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