By ISAAC NICHOLAS
BULOLO MP Sam Basil (pictured above with US Ambassador to PNG Lesley Rowe) will be representing
He will be the only person representing PNG and the
The trip is fully funded by the
US Ambassador to PNG Leslie Rowe said Mr Basil would have the opportunity to talk to local officials involved in the
“He will have the chance to meet with winners – politicians who won the elections – and losers – people who lost the election – in
Mr Basil thanked the US Embassy for the opportunity to travel to the
“My people of Bulolo are happy and excited that I will be taking this trip.
“They asked me to convey their thanks to the US Embassy, especially the ambassador, and they are delighted and happy for a politician to take the trip to broaden my mind and, also when I come back, I should have an in-depth knowledge of
“It’s a very historical event where we will see the transition of an old administration to a new one,” Mr Basil said.
Ms Rowe said this would be a unique trip that Mr Basil would undertake with 21 other delegates from at least 20 countries.
“This is a very unique trip; he will be in the
Mr Basil will be joined by 21 other delegates from countries in Latin America, Africa and South Asia,