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Indonesia to Australia: Solomon and The 6 States, Do Not Disturb Papua

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Defense Minister Ryamizard Ryacudu in Nusa Dua, Bali, on Friday (10/28/2016). Photo: Aditya Mardiastuti-AFP

Nusa Dua – Defence Minister Ryamizard Ryacudu asserts the sovereignty of the Republic of Indonesia (NKRI) can not be sued. This assertion was delivered by the Defense Minister when he met representatives of the Australian government in a meeting in Bali.

“We do not not disturb our friendly countries. Indonesia and Australia relations are getting better and it must be maintained, “said Ryamizard at the Westin Hotel, Nusa Dua, Bali, on Friday 28th October 2016.

Ryamizard leave a message to Australia rebuking Solomon Islands. The government of Indonesia asks Solomon Islands to please not interfere in the internal affairs of Indonesia, including the issue of West Papua.

He address the message to Australia who is a member of the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI).

Through RAMSI Australia contributed some $500 million for the Solomon Islands, and the defense Minister believes talking to Australia will be heard by Solomon Islands.

“I have to say to you, Australia we would never interfere or meddle in other countries business and if we are disturbed will be angry. Please pass on to the state of Solomon Islands and the other six Pacific states that they should never disturb or invite Papua to join Melanesian Spearhead Group, “said Ryamizard.

Ryamizard also reminded Indonesia that they will not remain silent when the country’s sovereignty is compromised. He describe Indonesia as a tiger that can attack if disturbed.

“Never wake a sleeping tiger. Once or twice they will get angry, too. We have a tiger not a mouse we could bounce anywhere if we are disturbed”, he said.

“Come quietly alone in the country. Mind your own business and o not meddle with other business”, he added.

The requests was accepted by Australia, and according to Ryamizard Australia will convey this message to the countries concerned.

In the bilateral meeting the Australian side was represented by the Minister of Defence Ann Marise Payne and Foreign Minister Julie Bishop, while the Indonesian side was represented by Minister of Defense Ryamizard Ryacudu and Director General for Asia Pacific and African Ministry of Foreign Affairs Desra Believe.

The meeting should also be attended by Foreign Minister P Retno Marsudi, but Foreign Minister Retno had to flown to Semarang to attend the funeral of his father.

The meeting discussed several important issues concerning cooperation in the field of defense and security, maritime fields and issues of regional and global. (Ams / FDN)

Source: http://news.detik.com/berita/d-3331628/menhan-ryamizard-ke-australia-sampaikan-ke-solomon-jangan-ganggu-papua