The Leader of the Opposition Ro Teimumu Kepa has urged the government to strongly support the inclusion of West Papua in the United Nation’s decolonization list at next year’s UN general assembly.
In a statement, the Leader of Opposition says Vanuatu has taken a courageous decision to seek freedom for the West Papuans through the UN and calls on Fiji and other regional governments to demonstrate solidarity with this cause.
Ro Teimumu says it is time to stand up and be counted.
The Leader of Opposition says she thanks and salutes Prime Minister Charlot Salwai of Vanuatu for showing real leadership, and for being a true Melanesian brother to the West Papuan people.
She says the SODELPA opposition in Fiji is behind him in his mission.
A SODELPA-led government will put its weight behind West Papua.