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Australia deploys AUSMAT in Papua New Guinea


Canberra, 27 October 2021 (TDI): Australia has additionally deployed ‘Australian Medical Assistance Team’ (AUSMAT) and 14 further personnel of Australian Defence Force (ADF) partnership, with Papua New Guinea (PNG).

The addition came under the cooperation to mitigate the impacts of COVID-19. C130J Hercules Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) aircraft brought the AUSMAT and ADF personnel on Port Moresby, today.

Australia affirmed its commitment to support Papua New Guinea through aviation lift support to deliver emergency supplies.

The support will include pre-packaged personal protective equipment, medicines, and oxygen consumables. It will be distributed amongst the provinces of Papua New Guinea.

Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister for Women, Marise Payne reaffirmed her country’s support to the neighboring countries.

The deployment came in response to a request made by the government of PNG. AUSMAT led team of health and logistics experts expanded after sixth deployment in the Australian Partner country.

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