12 Oct 2020

PNG and Indonesia working to settle Torasi River border issue

From , 6:01 am on 12 October 2020

Papua New Guinea's Defence Force says it's working with Indonesian counterparts to reach a final understanding about a nagging border issue.

Commander Gilbert Toropo was responding to speculation that Indonesia established a naval post at a river mouth on the PNG side of the border. 

Mr Toropo says he recently visited the Torasi River area to check the situation for himself.

He told Johnny Blades some social media reports are misleading, but relate to a 2012 incident which officials from both countries are in ongoing talks to try and resolve.

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Photo: RNZ Pacific/ Koroi Hawkins