Solomon Islands endorses West Papua observer status in MSG
June 19, 2015 8:00 pm
United Liberation Movement for West Papua has acknowledged has welcomed Solomon Islands Government’s decision to endorse West Papua’s observer status of the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG).
The decision comes as MSG leaders are preparing to meet in Honiara next week.
Secretary General of the Movement Octovianus Mote, Prime Minister, Manasseh Sogavare, and his Cabinet, in exercising its decision making mandate on behalf of the people of Solomon Islands.
He says Solomon Islands has paved the path to bring West Papua back to the Melanesian family and this is a courageous decision.
The General Secretary also thanked the Governments of Vanuatu and FLNKS (Kanaky) for their long term support for West Papua as well as the solidarity movements in Fiji and Papua New Guinea, and continues to appeal to both governments.