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Papua New Guinea

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In 1973, an agreement was enacted between Australia (acting on its own behalf and on behalf of Papua New Guinea) and Indonesia concerning administrative arrangements with regard to the border between Papua New Guinea and Indonesia, which involved the Sepik basin (of which 97 percent of the area lies in Papua New Guinea and 3 percent in Indonesia) and the Fly basin (of which 93 percent of the area lies in Papua New Guinea and 7 percent in Indonesia) (UNEP and FAO, 2002).


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