The Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea has described neighbouring Australia as a “primary partner”.
His message was delivered in a unique address to the Australian parliament following the signing of a security pact in December.
Since then, China has proposed a similar pact, as Beijing increases its military and economic influence in the Pacific region. Al Jazeera’s Sarah Clarke reports from Brisbane, Australia. Subscribe to our channel http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe
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