Jayapura, Jubi – Papua province is seeking to strengthen relations with some Melanesian countries in the pacific region this year.
“The provincial government has conducted exploratory cooperation with countries in the Pacific region and it is based on cultural relations,” head of the Border and International Relations of Papua, Suzana Wanggai told reporters in Jayapura Papua on Sunday (01/02/2015).
“We’ve got the permission of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, and we also had communication with the Indonesian ambassador to the Philippines as the ambassador of the Philippines is still in charge of dealing with the Republic of Palau,” she said.
She said if there were no agreements of Indonesian maritime boundary with neighboring countries, it may cause problems of mutual claims, in particular the management and utilization of fishery resources.
However, the central government will see this relations as a part of cultural relations between each countries and not as political.
“This can be beneficial for those who would like to work in various countries in the Pacific region,” she said.
Earlier, Ahmad Subadri said this aspirations would be addressed at a meeting of members and the relevant ministries.
“Our aspiration is to be heard we continue to center for follow-up,” Ahmad Subadri said during a meeting, the government of Papua Province with team of committee I DPD RI on Thursday (29/1) . (Alexander Loen/ Tina)