Report – By Pacific Media Watch
Indonesia’s Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi has arrived in Papua New Guinea at the start of a three-country tour through the Pacific, saying the aim of the trip is to strengthen relations with PNG, Solomon Islands and Fiji.
Radio Australia reported that the Indonesian and PNG foreign ministers barred reporters’ questions on West Papua at a media conference yesterday, but PNG Today newsweb reported that the PNG minister Rimbink Pato later spoke about the issue to local journalists.
According to Radio Australia, Rimbink Pato released a statement before the media conference, saying bilateral, regional and international issues would be discussed. Read more »