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MSG delegation intercepted by West Papua protesters in Jakarta
Liputan 6 - January 15, 2014
The students were calling on the ministers to cancel a meeting with the Indonesian government.
As aired by Liputan 6 Petang SCTV on Wednesday, the action was opposed by hotel security personnel and as a result the vehicle was able to return and reenter the hotel grounds.
The West Papua students expressed their disappointment with the Melanesian group or MSG for its failure to respond to the wishes of the West Papuan people to join the MSG.
Meanwhile a meeting between Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and foreign affairs ministers from the MSG proceeded without incident. The meeting was held at the presidential offices in Central Jakarta.
In addition to discussing economic cooperation, the ministers also visited Papua and West Papua, two provinces with a total population of 11 million.
The MSG emphasized that Papua and West Papua are part of the Unitary State of the Republic of Indonesia (NKRI) and will continue to support Papua as part of Indonesia. (Ans)
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