Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Peter O’Neill arrives for APEC Summit in Manila

MANILA, Nov. 16 (PNA) — Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Peter O’Neill arrived on Monday afternoon to attend the Asia Pacific Economic Conference (APEC) Summit in Metro Manila.

O’Neill’s private plane with registry number P2-ANW landed at the NAIA Terminal 1 around 4:46 p.m.

He was welcomed by Department of Education (DepED) Secretary Armin Luistro, Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) General Manager Jose Angel Honrado and other government officials.

O’Neill assumed the post of Prime Minister in 2012 and also briefly served as Minister of Finance prior to becoming head of government.

The APEC Summit, to be attended by world leaders, is an important platform to showcase the Philippines as a viable economic, financial, and investment hub for foreign visitors.

APEC consists of 21 member-economies including developed and developing countries namely: Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Canada, United States, Chinese Taipei, People’s Republic of China, Hong Kong, Mexico, Papua New Guinea, Chile, Peru, Russia, and Vietnam.

Member economies aim to provide an avenue in creating and maintaining sustainable economic growth and prosperity in the region by providing the stakeholders an arena to exchange ideas, opinions, concerns, and plans. (PNA)