23 May 2018

Solomons govt approaches new position on West Papua

From , 3:03 pm on 23 May 2018

The Solomon Islands government says its official position on West Papua won't be made until after provincial consultations.

Consultations follow the submission of a report to government by a Solomons delegation which visited Indonesia last month.

The delegation, which included civil society workers, visited Indonesia's provinces of Papua and West Papua, at the invitation of Jakarta.

The Solomons' Special Secretary on Foreign Relations, Rence Sore, was one of the government officials who led the delegation.

He spoke to Johnny Blades about the purpose of the visit.

Solomon Islands parliament

Solomon Islands parliament Photo: RNZ/ Koroi Hawkins