Papuans Await Jokowi’s Promise for Dialogue, Willem Wandik Says


Jayapura, Jubi – Papuan councillor Willem Wandik urged President Joko Widodo to make good on his promises to dialogue between Jakarta and Papua.

“President Jokowi promised before the Papuan people to realize peaceful dialogue between Jakarta – Papua. And now the Papuan people are waiting. When meeting the representatives of Australia Embassy some time ago, I explained the latest issue of Papua including the appointment of President Jokowi to hold the dialogue,” Wandik told Jubi on Sunday (03/01/2015).

He said dialogue is one of the best ways to address and solve all the problems and he hoped under leadership of Jokowi, Papuans aspiration can be followed up
“What is expected now is the constitutional resolution to the community in Papua. Indonesia needs to resolve the conflict in Papua, “he said.

Some time ago,a member of Papua Legislative Council (DPRP), Nioluen Kotouki also questioned the commitment of the Central Government to implement a peaceful dialogue Jakarta – Papua.

The Politician of Prosperous Justice Party (PKS), said President Jokowi has said it will carry out a peaceful dialogue in order to seek solutions to problems in Papua. However until now, there is no certainty when the agenda would be realized


“Now the real question, when its implementation?, “Kotouki said sometime ago. (Arjuna Pademme/ Tina)

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