171214 AUSTRALIAN FOREIGN AFFAIRS MINISTER LEAVE BOUGAINVILLE
By Aloysius Laukai in Buka
The Australian Foreign Affairs Minister, JULIE BISHOP and her delagation which included the High Commissioner, DEBORAH STOKES left Buka this afternoon after a tireless two-days in the region.
Since their arrival in Buka on Tuesday Morning, they drove all the way to Arawa for a full day of activities until yesterday evening with a dinner hosted by the ABG at the Arawa women's Centre.
The trip from Arawa to Buka had only one stop at the Tinputz Law and Justice Conference facility also funded by DFAT under its Law and Justice Sector.
In Buka they met the Women leaders especially young women of Bougainville at the LEMANKOA Conference Room and after lunch the visited the Bougainville Police Training Centre which is a centre that will train all Police personnels throughout the region which includes IT Equipments and Dormitories.
The Foreign Affairs went back satisfied at her trip to the region saying Bougainville is in the neighbourhood and it was up to countries in the region like Australia and New Zealand to make sure there is Peace and stability in our part of the world.
She also made commitments for Australia to continue to assist Bougainville in the future especially on peace building, road infrastructure and Education.