PNG reaffirms Australia ties after stalled China deal

By Tess Ikonomou
Updated June 19 2024 - 8:25pm, first published 8:21pm
PNG Foreign Affairs Minister Justin Tkachenko said Australia is the nation's closest partner. (Mick Tsikas/AAP PHOTOS)
PNG Foreign Affairs Minister Justin Tkachenko said Australia is the nation's closest partner. (Mick Tsikas/AAP PHOTOS)

Papua New Guinea isn't considering a policing deal with China and instead believed it was "crystal clear" Australia should be its partner of choice, its foreign minister says.

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