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Jokowi open to dialogue with pro-referendum Papuan leaders

  • Ardila Syakriah and Dian Septiari

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, October 2 2019   /  12:45 am
Safer place: Wamena residents arrive at Sentani airport in Jayapura, Papua, on Tuesday after being evacuated in a Hercules aircraft. Approximately 4,500 Wamena residents fled to Jayapura following a deadly riot that left at least 33 people dead.(Antara/Gusti Tanati)(Antara/Gusti Tanati)

Safer place: Wamena residents arrive at Sentani airport in Jayapura, Papua, on Tuesday after being evacuated in a Hercules aircraft. Approximately 4,500 Wamena residents fled to Jayapura following a deadly riot that left at least 33 people dead.(Antara/Gusti Tanati)President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo has opened the door for possible dialogue with pro-independence Papuan leaders after a deadly riot hit Wamena, Papua, last week, killing dozens of people and displacing thousands."There's no problem [in meeting pro-referendum Papuan leaders]. I will meet anyone who wants to meet me," Jokowi told reporters at the Presidential Palace in Bogor, West Java, on Monday.Jokowi's statement was made in response to public calls for the government hold dialogues with pro-referendum groups, the National Committee of West Papua (KNPB) and the United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP) amid the turmoil e...