He said Israel was particularly interested in the areas of agriculture, education and training, security, technical support, technology transfer, capacity building and others.
"Further, given our Christian heritage and links, Israel is of immense interest to Papua New Guineans," Pala said.
He added that the ratification of the Visa Waiver Agreement with Israel will enable greater movement of leaders, officials, diplomats, and ordinary citizens between the two countries and contribute to closer development, trade, economic, cultural and people-to-people links.
Parliament has also passed an Air Service Agreement with the Federated States of Micronesia, the People’s Republic of China and the Republic of Korea.
The main objectives of the agreement are to provide the framework for scheduled air services between PNG and the countries concerned, to promote PNG's aviation interest and contribute to the enhancement of bilateral relations.
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Source: PNG Loop