Scott Morrison and Papua New Guinea's PM agree to joint naval base on Manus Island

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Australian prime minister and Peter O’Neill sign off on base that will offset Chinese influence in region

Scott Morrison and his Papua New Guinea counterpart, Peter O’Neill, have signed off on a joint naval base to be located on Manus Island, in an effort by Australia to remain the country’s principal security partner at a time of rising Chinese influence in the region.

The joint facility, which crowds out an aspiration by Beijing to develop the port, was agreed between the two governments on Thursday, with details, including the costs of the project, to be worked out between officials.

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