Prime Minister Albanese will travel to Papua New Guinea from 12-13 January to attend the Annual Leaders' Dialogue alongside his counterpart Prime Minister James Marape in Port Moresby.
Following the Dialogue, the Prime Ministers will travel together to Wewak on the northern coast of Papua New Guinea to visit the resting place of the late Grand Chief Sir Michael Somare.
Quotes attributable to Prime Minister Albanese:
"I have spent time with my good friend Prime Minister Marape on several occasions this year, including here in Australia at the Prime Minister's XIII Rugby League match.
"I am looking forward to starting the New Year with a visit to Papua New Guinea to reinforce the strong bond between our two countries.
"Australia and Papua New Guinea are close not just geographically, but also because of our long history and shared vision for the future.
"I thank Prime Minister Marape for the invitation and look forward to continuing our discussion in Port Moresby and Wewak."