5:21 pm on 12 July 2016, RNZ
The West Papua National Committee wants a national action to be held over the next two days in West Papua (July 13th and July 14th) to mark its meeting with the MSG.
The Melanesian Spearhead Group leaders are meeting in Honiara, where they are considering the United Liberation Movement for West Papua‘s application for full membership.
The Committee says activities in Papua will include peaceful demonstrations, prayers and feasting to show support for the Movement’s application.
Meanwhile West Papua says it wants more interaction with the MSG – Papua New Guinea, Fiji, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands and New Caledonia.
The Movement’s general secretary Octo Mote told the Solomons Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare West Papua would like to see more contacts in sports, especially football.
He says they would also like to send young West Papuans to study at the Solomon Islands National University in Honiara and at educational institutions in Vanuatu, and later possibly to universities in PNG and Fiji.