A Vanuatu veteran die-hard supporter of West Papua cause, President of the Republic of Vanuatu, Mr Ioulu Abbil is pleased that Vanuatu leaders are giving voice to the plight of West Papuans at world meetings.
“I commend the current Vanuatu Prime Minister (Moana Carcasses) through his determination to raise the issue of West Papua in international forums. We in Vanuatu must continue to believe that justice is a God-given right to everyone. For this reason Vanuatu’s voice in the world must not be silent,” the Head of State told Parliament on Monday.
That morning a senior commander of the rebel OPM Free West Papua Movement, Uri Jowen, met with Prime Minister Carcasses at the Vanuatu Prime Minister’s office in Port Vila.
“Only this morning a senior military officer of West Papua met with me in my office,” the PM said in response to the address of the Head of State.
The PM promised parliament that he is relentless in Vanuatu’s goal to have the West Papua issue raised globally and he is willing to talk internationally about the atrocities in West Papua to the solution of self-determination of that Melanesian country.
“I will continue to raise their issue globally,” PM Carcasses told Parliament.
Recently the Prime Minister appealed to world leaders at the United Nations General Assembly in New York and the Commonwealth Heads of Meeting. (CHOGM) in Sri Lanka not to turn a blind eye to West Papua cause and to lend them their ears to the alleged sufferings by their colonizers, Indonesia.