Medvedev arrived in Papua New Guinea to participate in the APEC summit

© RIA Novosti / Dmitry to Attachability in photobacteria Medvedev at the airport in Port Moresby during the ceremony. 16 noaber 2018Medvedev arrived in Papua New Guinea to participate in the APEC summit© RIA Novosti / Dmitry attachability to the photobank

Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev arrived in Port Moresby, his plane landed at the airport in Jackson, the correspondent of RIA Novosti.

In the capital of Papua New Guinea, the Russian head of government will attend the opening on 17 November the two-day 26th summit forum «Asia-Pacific economic cooperation» (APEC).

According to the press service of the Cabinet of Ministers, during the meeting of heads of state and government of the member countries of APEC will discuss topical issues of global and regional agenda, focusing on the theme of promoting the development of the digital economy for sustainable inclusive economic growth.

Papua New Guinea, where Medvedev went to the APEC summit, meets a very modest VIP terminal, but very hospitable islanders

— Kremlin RIA Poole (@Kremlinpool_RIA) 16 Nov 2018

According to the results of the discussions will be adopted a joint Declaration.

Papua-New Guinea located in the southwestern Pacific, near Indonesia and Australia. In the capital, Port Moresby is home to about 350 thousand people, the total population is 7.8 million people. With more than 50% of the population are in poverty and only 56% is literate.

Journalists who came with Medvedev in Papua New Guinea, were placed in rooms on a huge ship, specially arrived from Australia. The cost is$ 500 per day

— Kremlin RIA Poole (@Kremlinpool_RIA) 16 Nov 2018

Ahead of the summit at the airport and the city centre are increased security measures, a number of roads blocked. Authorities temporarily increased the penalty for violators of public order. According to law enforcement until they are «fully satisfied» situation.

According to media reports, the organization of the summit, the government of Papua New Guinea has reserved in the budget of about $ 330 million, not counting 72 million dollars spent on the construction of the Convention center and APEC Haus, which will host meetings of delegations.

More than 50% of the population of Papua New Guinea is below the poverty line. While leaders of the APEC countries delegations and bought four dozen brand new luxury Maserati and Bentley

— Kremlin RIA Poole (@Kremlinpool_RIA) 16 Nov 2018