PNG shut out China on security, calls for poverty focus

By Dominic Giannini
Updated December 11 2023 - 5:55pm, first published 5:49pm
PNG opted to stick with Australia as its traditional security partner, PM James Marape says. (Mick Tsikas/AAP PHOTOS)
PNG opted to stick with Australia as its traditional security partner, PM James Marape says. (Mick Tsikas/AAP PHOTOS)

Papua New Guinea did not seek to involve China in security talks and instead pigeonholed ties to the economy, its prime minister has confirmed after inking a new pact with Australia.

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