Englishheadline can reveal major concerns exist regarding a soon-to-be-signed security deal with one of Australia’s neighbours.
Englishheadline has obtained a leaked version of the Defence Cooperation Agreement between the United States and Papua New Guinea, which allows American citizens who break the law to bypass the local courts.
Some see the proposed pact meant to boost the United States’ presence in the Pacific as undermining Papua New Guinea’s sovereignty.
US President Joe Biden was scheduled to sign the cooperation agreement next week during a planned visit.
President Biden’s trip has been cancelled, but the deal is expected to be signed within weeks.