"2015 - A Defining Year for Papua New Guinea". Speech bY, Hon. Peter O'Neill CMG MP, Prime Minister.
At the National Leaders' Summit, 5 February 2015.

Deputy Prime Minister, Honourable Leo Dion, Ministers of State, Governors of provinces, Members of Parliament, Heads and CEOs of Government Agencies, Development Partners, Partners from the Private Sector, especially Mr. Andrew Barry, the new ExxonMobile PNG Managing Director, and the Managing Director for Oilsearch, Mr. Peter Botton, all the other people from the private sector, Distinguished Ladies and Gentlemen.

Good Morning to each and every one of you.
It is once again a privilege to once again to address, the National Leaders Summit today.

I welcome all leaders, both political leaders and public service leaders from across the nation for this meeting here today which is happening at a very critical and challenging time in our national history.

2015 will be a defining year for Papua New Guinea.

2015 is a year when our national economy will reach a new level of growth and development, despite some strong headwinds from the global economy.

2015 will also be the year when we host significant regional events including the Pacific Games and Pacific lslands Leaders'Forum.

ln 2015 we will celebrate 40 years of our nationhood.

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