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PNG PM condemns Terrorist attack in Brussels

The Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea, Peter O'Neill CMG MP, has called for global unity against senseless violence and terrorism following overnight attacks in Brussels. "The innocent loss of life and the injuries that were sustained, with some of the victims being children, is extremely distressing,” PM O’Neill said.

“The savagery of this type of attack is difficult to comprehend. “As a global community we need to work together to deal with causes of this barbaric activity, and work together to minimize the threat of further attacks. “As the world celebrates Easter this weekend, we must all maintain vigilance. “On behalf of the people of Papua New Guinea, we extend our deep and sincere condolences to the families of the victims of this atrocity in Brussels. “Our embassy in Brussels is currently seeking to confirm that no Papua New Guineans were the victims of this attack and we hope to have further information soon.” The Prime Minister said security preparedness for a range of potential situations is underway and this capacity continues to increase, particularly through co-operation with Australia, the United States and New Zealand.

“This week saw another step forward in preparedness through working level meetings with counterpart security and intelligence agencies from our partner counties in APEC. “In preparation for APEC we have stepped up and will continue to increase our capacity to detect threats, be they domestic or foreign. “Working with special forces in our partner nations, Papua New Guinea has increased its tactical response capacity to deal with a range of potential actions by hostile elements. “This capacity building will continue across many areas, and our forces will become more interoperable with foreign powers so that we can work together, not only on APEC but future peace keeping and humanitarian missions."

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