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US Navy Undersecretary: PNG Remains Strategic Partner For the US in Indo-Pacific Region

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By Meriba Tulo – EMTV News. Port Moresby

Papua New Guinea still remains a strategic partner for the United States in the Indo-Pacific Region.

This was reaffirmed by US Navy Undersecretary, Thomas Modly, during his visit to the country.

He concluded his two-day visit this afternoon (September 25, 2018), with a tour of the PNG Defense Force Lancron Naval Base.

Undersecretary Modly concluded his two-day tour in Papua New Guinea, with a visit to the PNG Defense Force Lancron Naval Base.

Modly, who is the second-in-command for the US Navy, during his visit, also met with several high-level government officials.

With the 2018 APEC Leaders Meeting just over a month away, Modly also took time to visit APEC House, which he said was on track to being a wonderful facility to be utilised during APEC.

Undersecretary Modly’s visit to PNG comes at a time when the US and its allies are looking to strengthen their relationship with the country, especially in the face of a perceived increasing influence from China.

According to Modly, PNG remains a critical and strategic partner for the US and its allies now, and into the future.

 

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