British Ambassador to Indonesia, Moazzam Malik, visited Papua on 20-23 January 2016. During the visit he met government officials and universities.
The Ambassador said:
I am pleased to be making my second visit to the region since becoming Ambassador. I am here to discuss issues of mutual interest such as climate change, education and development. I am particularly excited to be visiting UNCEN and UNIPA universities. I want to promote educational partnerships with the UK and encourage more Papuans to consider studying in the UK, including through the UK funded Chevening Scholarships.
The UK fully supports the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Indonesia. We regard Papua as an integral part of Indonesia. We also support the efforts the Government and civil society organisations to address the problems of Papua and hope to see it enjoy the same level of peace, stability, and prosperity as other parts of this nation.
During the visit, he met the Governor, the Chief of Police and other officials. After visiting Jayapura visited a number of other locations in Papua.
Notes to Editors
This is the second visit of Ambassador Moazzam Malik to Papua (Jayapura) and his first visit to Manokwari. It is a part of the Embassy’s regular programme of provincial visits.
The UK fully respects the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Indonesia. We regard Papua as an integral part of Indonesia.
The UK is providing £8,5 million for PROTARIH programme (Program Tata Ruang dan Investasi Hijau) to support the Government of Papua to avoid large scale deforestation and improve spatial planning.
We want the brightest and best Papuans to come to the UK to study, including through Chevening and LPDP scholarships, to help Papua achieve its full potential.
Chevening scholarships are the UK government’s global scholarship programme funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisation. Indonesia is the fourth largest countries for the Chevening scholarship programme and around 70 awards will be available. Find out more at www.chevening.org.