Australia, United Church celebrate partnership

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The United Church and the Australian government celebrates 50 years of their Church Partnership Programme (CPP) on Wednesday in Port Moresby.
The focus of the programme was support for health care centres, schools and the church’s theological institution.
“Australian relationship with the UCPNG has strong bonds in history and in biography which started in 2004,” said the Australian Deputy High Commissioner, Caitlin
Wilson.
Caitlin said: “The joint understanding between Australia and Papua New Guinea on further bilateral cooperation builds on the mutual agreed priorities in Papua New Guinea-Australia Aid Partnership and commits both countries to strengthen cooperation in the areas of health,
education and law and order.”
United Church PNG Moderator Reverend Bernard Siai, pictured, said: “The eleven bishops of the United Church gathered to see the progress and failures of our work for the last five years and plan
ahead to improve in the next five years.”
UCPNG Development secretary, Kali Sete said: “The partnership’s main focus is to support the church to address peace building, disaster and risk reduction, gender equality and climate change throughout the region.”

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