27 Jan 2015

Papuans to ask for MSG membership

7:10 am on 27 January 2015

The West Papua National Liberation Front will submit its application for West Papua to become a full member of the Melanesian Spearhead Group by the end of the next week.

Benny Wenda

Benny Wenda Photo: AFP

Spokesman Benny Wenda says all the members of the Front representing different political groupings are currently in the Vanuatu capital, Port Vila.

Mr Wenda says they will submit their application on February the 5th.

He says it will be an historic moment.

"This is the first time back in our history because our elders also signed an agreement, few times, many times, but failed because of enemy trying to divide that but now this new generation come in and okay this is now we are one voice to form this group to liberate our people."

Mr Wenda says he is confident the group will get full membership sometime this year.