29 Mar 2013

Fiji leader meets West Papuan self determinatiion group

2:18 pm on 29 March 2013

The Fiji Prime Minister and chairman of the Melanesian Spearhead Group, Frank Bainimarama, has told a West Papuan self determination group their quest for membership of the MSG will need extensive consultation among members.

He met representatives of the West Papua National Coalition for Liberation in Suva this week.

The Port Vila based group, led by Dr Otto Ondawame, and including former Vanuatu prime minister Barak Sope, wants to see Papua become a member of the Melanesian bloc.

Commodore Bainimarama says a decision on Papua joining the MSG will be made after extensive consultations.