JAPAN’S prime minister Shinzo Abe has said Japan will provide ¥20 billion (K480 million) in official development assistance to Papua New Guinea over the next three years.
Abe’s pledge came as he met with PNG prime minister Peter O’Neill in Port Moresby.
Japan is willing to help PNG develop human resources and improve infrastructure for disaster prevention, he told O’Neill.
In the meeting, Abe explained the reinterpretation of the Japanese constitution his government has made to allow Japan to exercise the right of collective self-defence. O’Neill supported the move.