Argentina's deputy foreign minister Eduardo Zuaín made an official visit to Papua New Guinea to establish closer political, cooperation and trade links and to thank the local government for their standing support for Argentina's Falklands/Malvinas sovereignty dispute at the UN Special Committee on Decolonization.
According to a release from the Argentine Foreign ministry, this was the first official visit to New Papua Guinea since the establishment of diplomatic relations with the Asian Pacific country 38 years ago.
Zuaín met twice with the New Papua Guinea foreign minister to promote bilateral contacts and later with his peer to work on a raft of project proposals in the framework of the Argentine Fund for South-South and Triangular Cooperation, FOAR.
The host country's Trade minister, the Investment promotion Authority and the head of the Economic Council met with Zuaín to inquire on Argentina's economic development with social inclusion and other policies implemented since 2003 because they considered it an example to follow in Papua New Guinea, according to the official report.
Zuaín also took the opportunity to thank the very valuable support from Papua New Guinea to Argentina's position at the UN Special Decolonization committee on the Malvinas question
Finally Papua New Guinea is one of the countries with greater cultural diversity in the world which has undergone a solid, sustained economic expansion during the last decade, based on diversified mineral, agriculture, forestry and fisheries exports and in the development of its energy resources, with strong foreign investments and stable macroeconomic policies.
The country is an APEC (Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation) Forum.