Hungarian President Katalin Novak Arrives in Port Moresby for Historic Visit

PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea – Her Excellency Katalin Novak, President of the Republic of Hungary, arrived in Port Moresby today for a historic state visit to Papua New Guinea. She is the first female president of Hungary and the first Hungarian head of state to visit PNG.

President Novak was received at Jackson’s International Airport by Prime Minister James Marape and other senior government officials. She then paid a courtesy call on Governor-General Sir Bob Dadae at Government House.

In the evening, President Novak was hosted to a state dinner at the State Function Hall, Parliament House. In his remarks at the dinner, Prime Minister Marape welcomed President Novak to PNG and said that her visit was a sign of the growing relationship between the two countries.

“Hungary is an established country in Europe, within the European Union, and President Novak’s visit consolidates our relationship with Hungary,” Marape said. “We look forward to President Novak’s visit, and will do our utmost best to ensure that she is given a warm welcome.”

President Novak is scheduled to visit Manus Province on Thursday, October 26. She will depart PNG on Friday, October 27.

President Novak’s visit is significant for a number of reasons. First, it is a sign of the growing relationship between Hungary and PNG. The two countries have a number of shared interests, including trade, investment, and development cooperation.

Second, President Novak’s visit is a boost for PNG’s tourism industry. Manus Province is a beautiful part of PNG with a lot to offer visitors. President Novak’s visit will help to promote Manus to the world.

Third, President Novak’s visit is an opportunity for PNG to learn from Hungary’s experience in a number of areas, including education, healthcare, and agriculture. Hungary is a developed country with a lot to offer PNG in terms of technical assistance and expertise.

Overall, President Novak’s visit is a positive development for both Hungary and PNG. It is an opportunity to strengthen bilateral relations, promote tourism, and share knowledge and expertise.




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