PNG looks forward to welcoming the new Australian High Commissioner to PNG, Ian Ferguson Kemish, AM,who will assume his Port Moresby post next month.
Mr. Kemish will no doubt fit in well in his new appointment as having previously lived in PNG with his parents. Mr. Kemish's knowledge of Tok Pisin and his previous diplomatic postings will certainly stand him in good stead in the Land of the Unexpected.
I also take this opportunity to thank the outgoing Australian High Commissioner to PNG, Mr. Chris Moraitis for a job very well done. Mr. Moraitis was a good Ambassador for Australia as during his tenure of service in PNG he did proactively initiated, and facilitated many Australian development initiatives. For that the people of PNG sincerely thank him, his family and the Australian government and people for their kind assistance and support.
I am confident the new Australian government's representative, Mr. Kemish will also take up his new job with great challenge, vigor and passion.
I wish Mr. Chris Moraitis and his family well for the future.