On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I extend my sincerest congratulations to the people of Papua New Guinea in celebration of your 43rd National Day on September 16th.
The United States considers Papua New Guinea a close partner and values our coordination on advancing a free and open Indo-Pacific. We applaud your efforts as this year’s APEC host and look forward to a productive Leaders’ Week in November. We wish you continued success as we work together to expand security cooperation, increase women’s involvement in political and economic spheres, and deepen our commercial engagement.
We appreciate your leadership as the largest of the Pacific Island nations, and look forward to strengthening our friendship in the years to come.
Source: US Department of State