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PNG's Defence Minister ...
PNG's Defence Minister Fabian Pok said an investigation into the incident would be led by the Department of Foreign Affairs and involve other government departments.
He says PNG officials will work closely with Jakarta to try and resolve the issues.
Papua New Guinea's (PNG) Defence ...
Papua New Guinea's (PNG) Defence Minister, Dr Fabian Pok, accompanied me from Australia to New Zealand.
While in transit to New Zealand, Minister Pok and I conducted a bilateral meeting.
This was our first meeting since Minister Pok's appointment late last year.
During the meeting, we discussed our common interests in improving maritime security in the region, including combating transnational crime and countering piracy.
Minister Pok and I also affirmed our commitment to the finalisation of a bilateral Defence Cooperation Arrangement between Australia and PNG.
This will provide a set of mutually agreed principles to guide future developments in our Defence relationship.
is the largest recipient of assistance under Australia's Defence Cooperation Program.
Tomorrow, Ministers Coleman, Pok and I will depart New Zealand for the Kingdom of Tonga for bilateral meetings and to attend the inaugural South Pacific Defence Ministers' Meeting on Thursday 2 May.
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Papua New Guinea's Defence Minister Dr Fabian Pok has announced that PNG plans to build up its military capacity from around 2000 per... Continue reading →
It's not my first time to ...
It's not my first time to New Zealand as Defence Minister, but it's my first time to Auckland as Defence Minister and I'm very pleased that today I travelled from Australia to Auckland with Papua New Guinea's Defence Minister, Fabian Pok.
The funding made available by the ...
The funding made available by the two open MPs to women of their electorates caused some disgruntled noises from the women of Defence Minister Fabian Pok's North Wahgi electorate who wanted to know whether they would receive some help from him.
The MPs said the participation of a large number of women in the province indicated the hunger in women to work alongside their male counterparts to be equal partners in developing the new province.
Provincial Women's Representative and PEC member Rosen Kiap said the launching was done to put in place a women network in all the six LLGs as well as launch the structure, which was incorporated ecumenically as 99 per cent of the women are all members of different church groups.
She said the women would work according to their development structures to increase micro-economic activities to improve the lifestyle and socio-economic activities within family units.