Papua: Armed Conflict

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 13th February 2019.

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Photo of Helen Goodman Helen Goodman Shadow Minister (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his counterpart in Indonesia on the actions of Indonesian military and police forces in West Papua following the attack by the West Papua Liberation Army in the Nduga Region on 1 December 2018.

Photo of Mark Field Mark Field Minister of State

The British Government is following the situation in Papua with close interest. Officials at the Embassy in Jakarta, including the Ambassador, visit Papua regularly. Our Ambassdor discussed the violence in December 2018 with senior officials in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and officials raised the issue with Papua police and military representatives during a visit to the region in February. Officials press the Indonesian authorities to address legitimate human rights concerns, including upholding the right of all citizens to peacefully protest, and support the sustainable and equitable development of the province, through political dialogue.

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