Victor Mambor, Jayapura, Jubi – Vanuatu based West Papua National Coalition for Liberation Acting Chairman Andy Ayamiseba has welcomed the latest initiative by the President of the Republic of Indonesia, Joko Widodo calling for dialogue or negotiations with all sides of the conflict which has lasted to the present day in Papua.
During his working visit to Papua, on 30 December 2015, the President of the Republic of Indonesia, Ir. Joko Widodo has expressed a desire to hold a dialogue (Negotiations) with all sides of the conflict which has lasted up to the present day in Papua.
"The West Papua National Coalition for Liberation (WPNCL) as a political umbrella group which brings together organizations that reject the Indonesian occupation of Papua, has welcomed the initiative of the Indonesian Government. This offer is a democratic and dignified way in resolving the conflict which has lasted up to the present day in Papua. The dialogue have to be conducted on equal footing" said Andy Ayamiseba to Jubi on Monday (11/1/2016).
He added, regarding to the initiative presented by the President of the Republic of Indonesia, the position of the WPNCL as one of the 3 stakeholders of the ULMWP regarding possible negotiations is as follows:
1. The negotiations shall occur between the Indonesian Government and the People of West Papua who reject the occupation of Indonesia over Papua.
2. The negotiations have to be conducted on equal footing between the Indonesian government and the People of West Papua.
3. The negotiations have to be mediated by a third-party State or an interregional organization, be it an international one or a regional one.
4. The proposed Agenda of the negotiations should not be limited to development issues only, but also take account of the root causes of the problem of the conflict in West Papua which include aspects of History, Politics, Human Rights and the Environment.
5. The Negotiations should take place at a neutral venue which will not present a threat to the safety of the negotiators.
6. Before the negotiations take place, Papua must be opened for access to international humanitarian agencies, foreign journalists, as well as the visit of a fact-finding team of the Pacific Islands Forum. The Indonesian Government should withdraw all non-organic troops stationed at outposts in villages.
7. The result of the agreement reached in the negotiations shall be implemented and supervised by a Board which shall be appointed to monitor and evaluate the process on a regular basis.