Relationship must modernise: Cosgrove

PNG and Australia’s relationship must continue to modernise says Australian Governor-General, Sir Peter Cosgrove.

Speaking to Loop PNG,  Sir Peter said there were many technical programs between the two countries that needed reviewing to make sure they were relevant to people of both countries.

“It (PNG and Australia relationship) must continue to modernise.

“We have so many technical programs on foot with the PNG Government and some of the other institutions within Papua New Guinea that we just need to keep reviewing them and keep making sure that they are appropriate to the need(s) and that they are what people want and they deliver. That’s probably they way to characterise the relationship now and the way it should continue to develop,” Sir Peter said.

“All of these must be done hand in hand of course not just with the people on the ground but with the Government.”

The Australian Governor-General is in PNG as part of the 75th ANZAC anniversary.

Cedric Patjole