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Foreign Ministers discuss human rights in West Papua

The Fiji Times:

Friday, 19 August 2016


Foreign Ministers from the Pacific Islands have reiterated the importance of upholding human rights across the region and also the need for continued engagement with Indonesia in relation to the ongoing genocide in West Papua.

This was part of their discussions at the first standing meeting held at the Pacific Island Forum Secretariat in Suva last week where they talked about the proposals tabled through the Specialist Sub Committee on Regionalism around West Papua.

Meanwhile, a key objective of the meeting was to build on the work already done by the Forum Officials Committee and the Specialist Sub Committee on Regionalism to present a streamlined and prioritised agenda for Forum Leaders that supports the objectives of the Framework for Pacific Regionalism.

Read story: The Fiji Times

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