Hillary Rodham Clinton remarks on West Papua and Papua Provinces

Hillary Rodham Clinton

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks a joint press conference with Indonesian Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa, not in the photo, during a Joint Commission meeting between the two countries at the Ayodhya Hotel in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia, Sunday, July 24, 2011. (AP Photo/Saul Loeb, Pool)

US Secretary of State

Ayodhya Hotel, Bali, Indonesia, July 24, 2011

With respect to Papua, the United States supports the territorial integrity of Indonesia, which includes the Papua and West Papua provinces. We, of course, believe in open dialogue between Papuan representatives and the Indonesian Government to address grievances and support development. But, as the Foreign Minister said, this is a matter for the Indonesian Government, and they are addressing it. And we hope to see full implementation of the special autonomy law for Papua, which is a commitment on the part of the Indonesian Government to address many of the concerns that have been expressed.

Source: Remarks With Indonesian Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa After Their Meeting, US Department of State

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