Members of the United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP) have conveyed congratulatory message to newly appointed Minister of Foreign Affairs and External Trade, MP Ralph Regenvanu.
In a letter addressed to Minister Regenvanu, Spokesperson for ULMWP, Jacob Rumbiak stated,
“On behalf of Benny Wenda, Executive Chairman, United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP) and the newly elected executive (2018—2021), I write to congratulate you on your appointment as Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade.
“We would also like to express our thanks for your government’s generous and thoughtful gift of land and office in Port Vila.
“We believe that as 2017 comes to an end God is preparing a new and better hope for the people of West Papua and the nation of Vanuatu.
“This future holds great hope in giving a voice to the voiceless of the Papuan people in the United Nations.
“A reshuffle of the Vanuatu Government’s cabinet arrangements by the Prime Minister as the head of the Vanuatu Government at present is certainly a very effective state policy closely linked to the direction of the effective support of the state of Vanuatu for the West Papuan independence struggle.
“We wish you and the people of Vanuatu Merry Christmas December 25, 2017 and Happy New Year January 1, 2018 full of blessing from our Almighty God.”
Minister Regenvanu is one of the Vanuatu leaders who is always intrumental in negitiations towards the struggle for West Papua freedom from Indonesia.