Hengky Yeimo, Jayapura, Jubi – The United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP) again plans to submit a proposal to register West Papua in the highest forum of Melanesian countries, the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG), once the MSG leaders hold a meeting again.
ULMWP activist Markus Haluk said that for the time being, the MSG meeting was not held due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
"If Melanesian countries have allowed access to the Pacific, ULMWP will register Papua as a full member," he said.
In addition to the pandemic problem, ULMWP is also still waiting for the right moment. The MSG meeting which was planned to be held in Papua New Guinea would reportedly be moved to Vanuatu due to a change of leadership.
"Change in the leadership within the MSG also affects the MSG annual meeting. At that moment the ULMWP will again submit a proposal to register West Papua as a full member of the MSG," he said.
Haluk asked for the support of the Papuan people, for the process of gaining Papua full membership in the MSG Forum.
"The people of Papua will continue to support the ULMWP, support the agenda for self-determination wherever and whenever, because the Papuan people is hopeless in Indonesia," he said.
Secretary of the West Papua National Parliament (PNWP) Simion Surabut said unity was the key in guarding the agenda for the liberation of West Papua. "If we don't unite today, how will other people contact us? That's why we agreed to realize unity for national liberation in stages,".