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White House confirms: Biden will visit Papua New Guinea

May 9, 2023 at 10:22 AM
President Biden will visit Papua New Guinea later this month en route to the G7 leaders’ summit in Japan, the White House confirmed on Tuesday. The administration is touting the trip as historic – the first time a sitting U.S. president has visited a Pacific Island country – and key to its plans to deepen ties in the region, which it considers vital in its efforts to combat Chinese economic coercion. “While in Papua New Guinea, President Biden will meet...

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