BRUNEI OFFERS SCHOLARSHIPS FOR OIL STUDIES TO PNG STUDENTS

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PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea (March 3, 1999 - PACNEWS/NBC)---The oil rich sultanate of Brunei has offered to provide scholarships for Papua New Guineans interested in studying oil and gas development.

Visiting Brunei Ambassador Pengiran Othman made the offer during a meeting with PNG Prime Minister Bill Skate today.

Among other matters, the leaders exchanged views on further development of bilateral trade and business opportunities between the two nations.

Prime Minister Skate said he is considering inviting a high level delegation from Brunei to make a state visit to Papua New Guinea in early July.

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