Japan-Papua New Guinea Relations

May 27, 2024

On May 27, 2024, Mr. KISHIDA Fumio, Prime Minister, conveyed the following message of condolence to The Hon. James Marape, Prime Minister of the Independent State of Papua New Guinea, following the landslide on May 24, 2024, in Province of Enga, the Independent State of Papua New Guinea.

“I have been shocked by the news that the landslide that struck Province of Enga of the Independent State of Papua New Guinea on May 24, 2024, resulted in the loss of many lives. I convey my heartfelt sympathy to the Government and people of Papua New Guinea.

I express my deepest condolences to the bereaved family and pray for the quick recovery of the people affected as well as the prompt reconstruction of the damaged areas.

The Government of Japan stands with Papua New Guinea, our close friend, and ready to provide as much support and cooperation as needed.”

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