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Jakarta Post

Experts push for dialogue with central government

  • The Jakarta Post

  /   Sat, July 9 2011   /  08:00 am

Dialogue should be the top priority in seeking solutions to misperceptions between Papua and the central government, a recent conference concluded.

The recommendations were part of a declaration read out during the closing of the conference on Wednesday by Papua Peace Network (JDP) coordinator Pastor Neles Tebay, at Cendrawasih University in Jayapura, Papua.

“We have made a pledge to seek solutions to the various conflicts through dialogues between Papuans and the Indonesian government, mediated by a neutral third party,” Neles said.

He said the conference had identified problems to be addressed to bring about peace in Papua, by making improvements related to its economic, environmental, social, cultural, security, law, human rights and political fields.

“I want to underline these [recommendations] were not made to find out who is at fault [...] but more...