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Meeting with the High Commissioner of Papua New Guinea in London

London, March 19, 2019. Marek Sobola met with Her Excellency, Mrs. Winnie Anna Kiap CBE, current High Commissioner of Papua New Guinea to the United Kingdom. The meeting was mediated by the Embassy of the Slovak Republic in London and was also attended by His Excellency, Mr. Ľubomír Rehák, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Slovak Republic to the Court of St. James´s in London. The meeting in a very friendly atmosphere opened topics about projects bringing together our geographically remote nations. One of them was the project “Tree of Peace”. There were mentioned several places and alternatives for a planting commemorative tree: The Rabaul War Cemetery or some public place in Port Moresby, the capital and largest city of Papua New Guinea and the largest city in the South Pacific outside of Australia and New Zealand. As an iconic place for a planting of tree was mentioned the surroundings of The Coast Watchers Memorial Lighthouse in Madang province. This iconic war memorial is dedicated to the mostly Australian and British soldiers and local volunteers who served and was fallen during the Second World War. It is one of the most important military monuments in Papua New Guinea.

The second topic discussed concerned the heraldic matter. Marek Sobola offered High Commissioner the design of the new coat of arms of Port Moresby as a free project for this charismatic and interesting country. Port Moresby currently uses only a city´s flag.

The Coast Watchers Memorial Lighthouse in Papua New Guinea

Author of text / messages: Marek Sobola
Source of the photo: Ľubomír Rehák/National Maritime Safety Authority
Source of text: Marek Sobola