Security policy group receives Defence White Paper draft

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The National, Thursday August 1st, 2013

 A DRAFT Defence White Paper has been presented to the national security policy technical working group (NSPTWG).

This follows months of extensive consultation, collecting and analysing information by the Defence White Paper Office based at Defence Force headquarters in Murray Barracks in Port Moresby. 

Team leader, Lt-Col Siale Diro said: “This draft contains months of consultation, collection and analysis, and represents the collective advice from defence on how best we can develop and serve our country. It has been produced by Papua New Guineans for Papua New Guinean interests.”

On hand to receive the draft document was OSCA director-general Ian Jinga, NSPTWG team leader Brig-Gen (Rtd) Ken Noga and officials from the Prime Minister and Foreign Affairs departments and other key government agencies. 

“The Defence White Paper is owned by the National Government and will therefore be shaped to meet government intent,” Jinga said.

“The NSPTWG will now effect input to the draft Defence White Paper from all government agencies, particularly those in the security sector, before processing it through the Defence Council, the National Security Council and NEC for approval. Our aim is to launch the National Security Policy and the Defence White Paper together this year.”