Hon. Manasseh Sogavare is the Chair of the Melanesian Spearhead Group and a strong a vocal supporter of the West Papuan people and struggle. Today he said that he is aware that the Indonesian President is very cautious about his actions and approach towards West Papuans very lately, knowing too well that the world is closely watching him.
ULMWP General Secretary Mr Octo Mote told the MSG Chair that the ULMWP greatly appreciates his strong stand and commitment on the issue of West Papua.
“We know that it is a very complex issue that nobody wants to touch but thank you for your strong stand, commitment and wisdom. Now we can see there is chance for West Papua in its struggles.”
Prime Minister Sogavare acknowledged the ULMWP for updating him in his capacity as the MSG chair about the developments in West Papua, saying it is important that he is kept abreast of the happenings there. He also acknowledged the group’s appreciation for his strong advocacy for West Papua.
The Prime Minister’s full Press Statement can be read here http://pmpresssecretariat.com/…/msg-chair-considers-dialog…/