Papua New Guinea - Presentation Notes for Bali Process Meeting

Good morning, Hon. Bob Carr, and your Co-chair HE Marty Natalegawa, Excellencies, delegates, officials and my fellow diplomats!  Thank you Co-Chairs and your people for the wonderful arrangements and the hospitality.

This morning I present these few remarks on behalf of my Minister for Foreign Affairs, the Hon. Rimbink Pato, who has asked me to convey his sincere apology that he is not able to be available.  I take this opportunity also to convey my government's best wishes and support to the Bali Process since its beginning some 10 years ago.  Indeed, my government congratulate you for the 10th Anniversary and further extends its best wishes to the co-chairs and the progress that the Bali Process has gained thus far.

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It’s now been 15 months since I took up this post as Papua New Guinea’s Ambassador to the Republic of Indonesia.  Since its inception, and consequently its official launch on 17th September 2012, our website:  www.kundu-jakarta.com has been in the cyber space for approximately 5 months.  Having gone past its trial and error period, with morefine-tuning of appropriate information and services, the website is now ready for regular updates, and new ideas.

The time is now right to post my first Blogg, after allowing for the initial idea to better utilize the right technology to enhance our core business of diplomacy.  The diplomacy in essence is about relationships.  Nations enjoy good relations through good diplomatic practises, and effort.  Throughout the history of mankind there has never been a time like now that technology is now a way of life.  Just as social media is now impacting the way of doing things in public organizations, private enterprises, non-government organizations, and the individual.  Kundu Jakarta will endeavour to make good use of its website to achieve four important pillars of the embassy’s role:  Firstly, inform the public what Kundu Jakarta is about, as an Embassy, and what the Embassy can do and provide with relations to the Independent State of Papua New Guinea;  Secondly, , inform the public domestically, and globally, about the country of Papua New Guinea, the Independent State, and all related national information and links with Government, Public Institutions, Private Sector, and citizens and residents;  Thirdly, continuously highlight our bilateral relations, activities, contributing to improving and strengthening the Papua New Guinea/ Indonesia Bilateral Relations.  Fourth, provide some useful online services, among others, visa application.

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