PM Modi Papua New Guinea Visit: After all, is PM Modi's visit to Papua New Guinea more important than Japan-Australia? - Newztezz Online


Sunday, May 21, 2023

PM Modi Papua New Guinea Visit: After all, is PM Modi's visit to Papua New Guinea more important than Japan-Australia?

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Visit of Papua New Guinea: PM Modi is going to this island country after attending the G-7 meeting in Japan. He will be the first Indian Prime Minister to visit this country.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi attended the G-7 conference in Japan. Then he will also go to Australia, but in between, PM Modi will also visit Papua New Guinea, a small island country. This tour is more important than his Japan and Australia tour.

The Prime Minister will hold bilateral talks with the Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea tomorrow i.e. on 22 May. In such a situation, a question may arise in the mind that why is PM Narendra Modi's visit to this small island so important? In fact, China is continuously playing tricks in the Pacific Ocean and PM Modi is going to Papua New Guinea to find this cut.

PM Narendra Modi and PNG Prime Minister Marape will participate in the FIPIC summit. 14 island countries of the Pacific Ocean will also participate in this conference. Countries like Fiji, Cook Islands, Kiribati, Samoa, Tonga, Tualu and Vanuatu will also participate in this. In fact, China's 'impure' eyes are on these 14 small islands including Papua New Guinea.

Hidden 'treasure' in Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea is the 'Big Brother' among the island countries coming in the Pacific Ocean. Spread over 4.62 lakh square kilometers, Papua New Guinea is the third largest island country in the world. Population about one crore. There are many reasons behind why China is eyeing this country. First, there is a huge reserve of minerals including gold and copper. Second, the strategic importance. China wants to make these countries its military base in the Pacific Ocean. If this happens then trouble is bound to increase for Australia, America and New Zealand. Apart from this, China also wants to increase its ambitious project Belt and Road Cooperation.

The 'bridge' between the South China Sea and the South Pacific

Papua New Guinea can act as a 'bridge' for China between the South Pacific Ocean and the South China Sea. This country is located at such a place from where China can establish its supremacy in both the places. Through this, he can raise alarm bells for the Quad countries: India, Japan, Australia and America. America had not paid much attention to these countries for a long time. But when China started making its move, everyone's attention went towards it. The US, Australia and other countries ignored Papua New Guinea for decades, giving China a free hand.

China pulling strings

Only last year the Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea and Chinese President Xi Jinping met in Bangkok. Jinping described both the countries as 'good brothers'. Along with this, apart from the Belt and Road Project, China expressed its desire to do many types of development works here. Marape was also invited to visit China.

Indian PM visits for the first time

Narendra Modi is the first Prime Minister who is visiting Papua New Guinea. In view of the tricks of China for the last few years, India has started focusing on the island countries of the Pacific Ocean while changing its strategy. In the year 2016, the then President Pranab Mukherjee visited this country. In 2017, INS Sahyadri was landed at Port Moresby as a goodwill gesture. US President Joe Biden has canceled his visit to Papua New Guinea. In such a situation, PM Modi's visit is considered even more important because India is a strategic partner of America.

China in island countries

Australia had alleged that China was interfering in the politics of Solomon Islands. He is giving loan to this country on a large scale. China is also trying to establish its dominance over Fiji. Not only this, last year Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi visited the Solomon Islands, Kiribati, Samoa, Fiji, Tonga, Vanuatu, Papua New Guinea and East Timor in the South Pacific Islands.

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