NZ Onews,-- Vanuatu’s new Prime Minister says his government will push for
Indonesia’s Papua region to be granted full membership at the
Melanesian Spearhead Group. Link:
Moana Carcasses Kalosil says increased support for West Papuan
self-determination will be flagged in a statement he is about to
deliver to the nation announcing his government’s action plan in its
first 100 days in office.
"It’s about time to recognise
that the West Papua struggle, someone has to do something about it. We
cannot just close our eyes and deny, say that there is nothing
happening over there, because there are many human rights issues
happening over there. We want West Papua to be a full member of the
Melanesian Spearhead Group - this is something that we’re going to
Moana Carcasses Kalosil says his government will terminate the
agreement between the previous government and Indonesia under which
Vanuatu receives Indonesian police and military assistance.
He says a unit specially focussing on West Papua will be established in the Department of Foreign Affairs.
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