Ise-Shima, Japan

27 May 2016

Readout of the Secretary-General’s meeting with H.E. Mr. Peter Paire O'Neill, Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea

 

On the margins of the Outreach Meeting during the G7 Summit in Japan, the Secretary-General met today with H.E. Mr. Peter Paire O'Neill, Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea. The Secretary-General welcomed the discussions on referendum preparations on Bougainville’s future status and the target date of 15 June 2019 for the referendum.

They also discussed sustainable development, climate change and disaster risk reduction.

The Secretary-General reaffirmed the commitment of the United Nations to remain fully engaged in supporting Papua New Guinea.