Cynthia Nanareng is an officer with the PNG Department of Foreign Affairs, working as a desk officer in the Pacific, Australia and New Zealand branch of the department's bilateral division. In this role she works on issues relating to countries and organizations within the region. The main duties she performs in her role include facilitating meetings, preparing meeting documents and meeting outcome, providing policy advice as well as attending meetings in relation to the work she does. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Papua New Guinea. As a young public servant she is interested in seeing how our two countries being close Bilateral Partners can continue working together to effectively achieve mutual goals. In this dialogue she is interested in discussing how the proposed “Comprehensive Strategic Economic Partnership,” which will be the overarching framework of Agreement between the two countries replacing the “Principles Guiding Relations between Australia and PNG” and other Arrangements, Agreements, MOUs, etc. can be utilized to help transform the relationship from a dependent donor recipient one to a more economic relationship.