Sovereignty an issue as Fiji and PNG militaries move closer - Singriok | Pacific Beat

Sovereignty an issue as Fiji and PNG militaries move closer - Singriok

Sovereignty an issue as Fiji and PNG militaries move closer - Singriok

Updated 9 May 2013, 10:30 AEST

Fiji's interim government and the PNG government are moving closer to a joint military peacekeeping agreement .

Fiji has approved a defense cooperation between the Fiji Military and the Papua New Guinea Military.

Former commander of the PNGCF Major General Jerry Singriok opposes the idea .

General Singriok was responsible for employing foreign mercenaries during the Bougainville crisis in the 1990s and is concerned that PNG mainitain its sovereignty and chain of command.

Presenter: Geraldine Coutts

Speaker: Major General Jerry Singriok, former commander, Papua New Guinea Defence Force

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