Papua New Guinea has a new formal representative in Samoa with the appointment of Fiona Ey as P.N.G’s Honorary Consul.
P.N.G’s Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Rimbink Pato, formally commissioned Ms. Ey and presented her consular commission at a ceremony held at Taumeasina Island Resort last Friday.
The Minister was in Samoa to attend the Pacific Islands Forum.
“The appointment of a new P.N.G. Honorary Consul to Samoa reinforces the spirit of regional cooperation, particularly during this week of the Pacific Islands Forum. It demonstrates the commitment that the people and government of P.N.G. have to working with our Pacific brothers and sisters to strengthen our ties across the region,” Minister Pato said.
“It is appropriate that this consular commissioning is taking place at the Taumeasina Island Resort, which is a great example of regional investment creating real opportunities for both Papua New Guineans and Samoans.”
“Through Fiona’s appointment as Honorary Consul, we look forward to strengthening the relationship between our two countries with greater trade and economic ties, and more people-to-people development opportunities.”
In receiving her Commission and taking her oath of office, Fiona acknowledged the trust and faith placed in her by the people and Government of Papua New Guinea.
“I would like to extend to the Government of Papua New Guinea my sincere thanks for this privilege and also my commitment to well and faithfully serve in the role as Honorary Consul,” she said.
Fiona Ey is a lawyer by profession and a partner with local law firm Clarke Ey Koria Lawyers. She is an experienced business lawyer working in Samoa and the region and has lived in Samoa for over 15 years. Fiona is married with 2 children and is a member of the Leiataualesa family of Manono. Fiona is also the Chair of the Board of the Small Business Enterprise Centre.
The P.N.G. Honorary Consul in Samoa works in close consultation with the P.N.G. High Commission in Wellington to advance trade and investment interests and development cooperation between P.N.G. and Samoa.