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Melanesia weighs historic West Papuan diplomatic status

Melanesia weighs historic West Papuan diplomatic status

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by July 15, 2016 Regional News

 

Leaders of Melanesian nations will Thursday decide whether a West Papuan liberation movement umbrella group will be granted diplomatic status equal to Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and even Indonesia.

The Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) last year granted the United Liberation Movement of West Papua (ULMWP) observer status, giving them their first diplomatic recognition since Indonesia’s takeover of the Dutch colony in the 1960s. We’re sorry. You don't have permission to access this page. Please sign up to have full access to this page.

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