MEMBERS of the Port Moresby based diplomatic corps recently met with the newly appointed Secretary for Foreign Affairs and Trade Michael Mawe at a luncheon hosted by the Apostolic Nuncio at the Ela Beach Hotel.
Dean of the diplomatic corp and Solomon Islands High Commissioner, Bernard Bata'anisia, said the foreign diplomats were deeply honoured to have Secretary Michael Mawe as their guest of honour.
During the luncheon meeting, the diplomatic corps took the opportunity of exchanging views on issues of common interest between their respective countries and organizations and Papua New Guinea.
He added that the diplomatic corps also used the occasion to congratulate Ambassador Mawe on his new assignment as the Secretary for Foreign Affairs and Trade.
They also pledged to work closely with the Secretary, his Department and the Government of Papua New Guinea in advancing their bilateral and multilateral relations.
Secretary Mawe also assured the diplomats of his keen interest and that of his department to work closely with the diplomatic corps in advancing their bilateral and multilateral relations.
Ambassador Mawe was PNG's ambassador to Japan before being appointed Secretary.