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Papua New Guinea

30 January 2002

Post-Courier (Port Moresby)

Parliament's successful first vote on Bougainville bills must be matched with progress in firearms disposal especially of modern, factory-made weapons before the second vote. Bougainville Affairs Minister Sir Moi Avei told Bougainvillean leaders this on Friday while describing Wednesday's unanimous votes of 85 and 86 MPs on the proposed bills as the strongest possible vote of confidence in the peace process. The need to rid Bougainville of the threat of the gun so... (

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