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MADANG Governor Peter Yama has invited France to establish a naval base in Madang.
Yama made the invitation through France Ambassador Philippe Janvier Kamiyama when he visited Madang on Monday.
Kamiyama was in Madang to welcome the French naval frigate Vendémiaire which visited Madang at the weekend. He said he would pass on the invitation to the French government.
“If they give you the green light you know one place in PNG is Madang,” Yama said.
He said France has investment in various projects in the country and would invest more.
Meanwhile, Vendémiaire commander Jerome Henry said the frigate was on regular patrol duty in the Pacific and Madang was its first port of call.
The purpose of the visit is to exchange information and improve cooperation between Papua New Guinea and France.
Henry said the last time Vendémiaire visited the country was in 2015. Vendémiaire left Madang yesterday for Port Moresby.

 

Post Courier

FRENCH frigate FNS Vendémiaire is in Madang for a brief goodwill visit.

French Ambassador to PNG Philippe Javier-Kamiyama was flown to Madang to welcome them.

Ambassador Javier-Kamiyama and Captain of the French Navy Commanding Officer Lieutenant CDR Jerome Henry and Pierre Emmanuel Guenrec supply officer paid a courtesy visit to Madang Governor Peter Yama and the provincial administration late yesterday afternoon.

Last night the Madang admini-stration further held a welcome dinner for the 100 crew members that travelled from Noumea, New Caledonia.

Mr Yama was emotional as he singled out that French Ambassador Javier-Kamiyama who was the first Head of Mission to do a courtesy call on him and visit to his office and provincial administration.

It was the Ambassador’s first visit to Madang since he took office 14 months ago. It was also a historical visit for FNS Vendémiaire to visit Madang and PNG.

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