Speaking on Sunday, after his return to the country, Micah said PNG imported a lot from New Zealand.
In 2012, the country’s total export to PNG valued at K497.3 million, with sheep meat contributing the most at K55.3 million.
He said: “In our meetings with the New Zealand Pacific Trade Commission, we (state delegation) discussed wider trade and business.
“There is a lot of New Zealand business in PNG and we encouraged further investments and joint ventures between PNG and New Zealand and companies.
“We had briefings from the New Zealand Treasury on state owned enterprises (SOEs) reforms and how the treasury is dealing with funds derived from SOEs and other investments.”
Micah said the state was discussing on the possibility of Air New Zealand and Air Niugini opening up routes between Port Moresby and Auckland. Deputy high commissioner Nicci Stilwell reaffirmed New Zealand’s government’s commitment to work in partnership with PNG.
She said earlier that: “New Zealand’s experience in fostering small medium enterprises and the government provisions in place to support SMEs can be a useful model for Papua New Guinea as it looks to grow the SME sector.”