Jakarta (ANTARA) - Vice President Ma'ruf Amin expressed optimism that the Papua Special Autonomy Development Acceleration Steering Committee (BP3OKP) would conceive breakthroughs and strategic measures to expedite development in the framework of special autonomy in Papua.

Apart from the expectation, Vice Presidential spokesperson Masduki Baidlowi stated that Amin also conveyed other messages while receiving six BP3OKP members representing provinces in the Papua region at the Vice Presidential Palace here, Tuesday.

"The six BP3OKP members earlier met the vice president, and the vice president conveyed instructions and expectations regarding the BP3OKP (during the meeting)," Baidlowi stated after the meeting.

He noted that Amin had instructed BP3OKP members, who had received the presidential decision on their induction into the agency, to perform their duties properly and responsibly.

The vice president then called on the BP3OKP members to communicate and coordinate with stakeholders in various regions in Papua, the spokesperson noted, adding that Amin had emphasized that sound communication to promote local development and residents' well-being with stakeholders in Papua was essential to prevent misunderstanding.

Baidlowi said that at the meeting, Amin also highlighted the importance of an action plan for 2024, as it is the starting year of the next presidential administration after the conclusion of the term of President Joko Widodo and the vice president.

Amin is the head of BP3OKP, while members of the agency comprise the minister of national development planning, home affairs minister, and finance minister, as well as six representatives from each province in the Papua region.

The six representatives are Rev. Alberth Yoku of Papua, Irene Manibuy of West Papua, Otto Ihalauw of Southwest Papua, Yoseph Yanowo Yolmen of South Papua, Pietrus Waine of Central Papua, and Hantor Matuan of Papua Pegunungan.

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