Vanuatu to raise West Papua human rights violation at ACP-EU meet

Even though the delegation of West Papua arrived late today at the ACP-EU 14th regional meeting, ACP member countries have agreed to raise the issue of human rights violation in West Papua.

West Papua is not member of ACP but member countries said that West Papua is member of Pacific countries.

Member of Parliament of Santo constituency, Marco Mahe said that the ACP countries have endorsed the issue of violation of human rights in West Papua during their separate meeting before the official opening of regional meeting of the joint ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly.

Mr Mahe said the issue of human rights violation in West Papua cannot be tolerated.

He said that Vanuatu delegation at the meeting have agreed that the leader of the opposition Ishmael Kalsakau will stand in front of the assembly on their behalf.

This morning there were two separate meetings before the official opening by the President of the Republic of Vanuatu, Pastor Tallis Obed Moses.

The ACP separate meeting was chaired by the ACP Parliamentary Assembly and co-President of the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly, Ibrahim R.Bundu. West Papua is represented at the meeting by Mote Octavianus.