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Indonesia quiet on West Papua Issue

The Minister for Foreign Affairs Rimbink Pato told a press conference in Port Moresby in the presence of his Indonesian Foreign Affairs counterpart Her Excellency Mrs Retno Marsudi that the level of corporation between Indonesia and PNG was wide and varied and both countries stood firm to increase its bilateral relations.
Both Ministers however were tight lipped on the human rights issues affecting West Papuans and even didn’t allow for questions from the media.
At the request of the media, Minister Pato spared a few minutes after the conference to answer to questions from the media in the absence of the Indonesian leader.
In his response to the issues affecting West Papuans, he said Mrs Marsudi had extensive discussions on the issue with the Prime Minister Peter O’Neill during her breakfast meeting this morning both governments agreed to take comprehensive actions to address the plight of the our Melanesia brothers.
“Political commitment is needed to guide the West Papuan issue to end the violence once and for all,” Mr. Pato concluded.

Posted by Staff Reporter : PNG Today on Friday, February 27, 2015. Filed under , , . You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. Share this Article


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