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Vanuatu Committee believes Government supports West Papua

June 23, 2015

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Vanuatu Committee believes Government supports West Papua

Posted: Tuesday, June 23, 2015 12:00 am
By Jonas Cullwick | 0 comments
The Chairman of the Vanuatu West Papua Committee, Pastor Allan Nafuki, says the Committee believes the newly-installed Government of Prime Minister Sato Kilman supports West Papua’s struggle for independence.
Pastor Nafuki made the comment as leaders of the MSG prepare to gather in the Solomon Islands capital, Honiara this week for their biennial Leaders’ Summit during at which a vote is expected to be taken on an application for West Papua to become a full member of the Melanesian Spearhead Group.
“As Chairman of the Vanuatu West Papua Committee, on behalf of churches and chiefs around the country, we always believe that any government that comes into power always supports the cause for West Papua to become member of MSG,” he added.
“So far we have not spoken with the new Prime Minister and those in the new Government, but we always believe that any government of Vanuatu always supports the independence struggle of the people of West Papua and, for West Papua to become a full member of the MSG,” he said.
The chairman of the Vanuatu West Papua Committee said the committee would be going to meet with responsible people in the new government to get their commitment or re-commitment toward the West Papua freedom cause.
Vanuatu has always been a staunch supporter of the West Papua independence struggle even when other members of the sub-regional grouping sometimes waver in their support for reasons that have included trade and the economy.
The MSG is made up of Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Fiji, the FLNKS in New Caledonia and Vanuatu.
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http://www.islandsbusiness.com/news/melanesian-spearhead-group/6668/msg-foreign-ministers-start-talks/
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