He said this after the MSG group granted Indonesia application to be an Associate member and gave the United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP) Observer Status.
“As a Melanesian Group, it is important that we hear what our communities are demanding,” O’Neill told leaders at the closing of the MSG meeting.
He says the decision to include Indonesia and ULMWP is one that is very historic.
“As everyone else in the region, we want the same things. We want peace, we want security and we want better standards of living for our families.” Says O’Neill