World Video | Defence | Foreign Affairs | Natural Events | Trade | NZ in World News | NZ National News Video | NZ Regional News | Search

 


Fiji Invited By Indonesia For West Papua Briefing

Fiji Invited By Indonesia For West Papua Briefing

08:05 Today

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama has been invited by the Indonesian government to receive briefings on development in Papua and West Papua provinces.

Indonesia’s Coordinating Political, Legal and Security Affairs Minister Djoko Su-yanto says the invitation was extended to Bainimarama when they met earlier this month.

Bainimarama is among foreign affairs ministers of Melanesian Spearhead Group countries that have also been invited to the briefing.

Su-yanto says the ministers have been invited to observe Indonesia’s development in general, which also includes the government’s policy on the acceleration of development in Papua and West Papua.

He denied, however, that the invitations were aimed at countering Papuan pro-independence activists’ efforts to win support from the international community.

Melanesian leaders have repeatedly voiced their support for Papuan self-determination.

It was decided at the end of the MSG Leaders Summit in New Caledonia yesterday that Fiji’s Foreign Minister Rau Inoke Kubuabola will lead a fact-finding mission to Jakarta.

The mission will consist of all foreign ministers of the MSG member countries and they are to report back to the MSG leaders in six months.

The MSG consists of Fiji, Papua New Guinea (PNG), the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu, as well as theFLNKS, a pro-independence group from French-ruled New Caledonia.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
World Headlines

 

Gaza.Scoop: Another Israeli Attack On A Hospital

Israeli tanks attacked Al Aqsa hospital in Deir Al Balah, killing five patients and doctors, and injuring more than 70. More>>

ALSO:

MH17: Black Boxes Recovered by Malaysian Government

'Following the agreement Prime Minister Najib Razak brokered with rebel leaders, Malaysia has taken custody of flight MH17's black boxes. As the Prime Minister said, they will be passed to the international investigation team for analysis. More>>

ALSO:


Gaza Update On 15th Day Of The Israeli Offensive

Dozens of Palestinian Civilians Killed or Wounded as Israeli Forces Attack Apartment Buildings, Mosques, Hospitals and Schools; White Phosphorous Bombs and Flechette Shells Fired by Israeli Forces in Border Areas... More>>

Al Jazeera: Egypt Verdict Defies Logic And Any Semblance Of Justice

Following today’s verdict in Cairo, Al Jazeera English managing director Al Anstey said: “Today three colleagues and friends were sentenced, and will continue behind bars for doing a brilliant job of being great journalists. More>>

Papua New Guinea: Indonesian Troops Fire On PNG Soldiers Along Border

Indonesian troops have opened fire on a PNG Defence Force border patrol, increasing further tension at the Papua New Guinea-Indonesia border. The flare-up at the border compelled the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Immigration to summon the Indonesian ... More>>

World News: Internet Well On Way To 3 Billion Users - UN Telecom Agency

Releasing new statistics today, the United Nations International Telecommunications Union (ITU) announced that by end 2014, there will be nearly three billion Internet users – two-thirds of them from the developing world – with mobile-broadband ... More>>

Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
 
 
World
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news