26 Apr 2013

Solomon Islands Prime Minister shows support for West Papua

1:20 pm on 26 April 2013

The Solomons Islands Prime Minister met with officials from the West Papuan National Coalition for Liberation in Honiara yesterday.

The Solomon Star reports Gordon Darcy Lilo gave support for the West Papuan agenda to be discussed at the Melanesian Spearhead Group summit in June.

The summit will be hosted by New Caledonia's Kanak and Socialist National Liberation Front, the FLNKS.

The Star reports the vice chairman of the West Papuan National Coalition, Otto Ondawame was delighted by Prime Minister Lilo's comments.

Dr Ondawame says given the important role the MSG plays in regional politics it is vital the West Papuan issue is discussed by Melanesian leaders.