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UK Ambassador to Indonesia Moazzam Malik Visits Papua, West Papua

United Kingdom (UK) Ambassador to Indonesia Moazzam Malik

JAYAPURA, NETRALNEWS.COM - United Kingdom (UK) Ambassador to Indonesia Moazzam Malik plans to visit Papua and West Papua Provinces.

"It's great to be back to Papua and this is my third visit since I became Ambassador," Moazzam said in a press release in Jayapura on Wednesday (11/15/2017).

According to Moazzam, his objective in visiting Papua is to discuss on issues of mutual interest including climate change, education and development.

"I am also very keen to return to Universitas Negeri Papua (UNIPA) and encourage Papuan students to consider education in the UK, including through the British scholarship scheme of Chevening," he said.

He explained that his office encourages the best Papuan students with strong leadership to study in the UK through the Chevening and LPDP scholarship programs so that Papua can reach its full potential.

"UK fully supports the territorial integrity and sovereignty of the Republic of Indonesia, where it views Papua as an important part of Indonesia," he said as quoted by Antara.

Moazzam Malik visits Sorong, Manokwari and Jayapura to meet with partners and stakeholders at the local and provincial level, businesspeople, civil society and academia.