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.