Manokwari, West Papua (ANTARA) - Vice President Ma'ruf Amin emphasized that development in Papua is exclusively for Papuan natives, and so, it should not be hindered by conflicts and other disturbances.

"The ones who can feel the benefits of development in Papua are the Papuan natives, so the development here must not be disturbed," Amin stated during his visit to Papua on Saturday.

The vice president made the statement to respond to conflicts that often emerge along with Papua's development that is being intensified by the government.

On Saturday, the vice president visited the rejuvenation of a palm oil plantation, with an area spanning 2,044 hectares, in Manokwari, West Papua.

He reaffirmed that the development of Papua is not for other people of other regions while emphasizing that infrastructure in Papua stays there and would not be moved.

"Papua's development is not for Jakartans. This is for Papuan natives," he noted.

He reminded that conflicts can disrupt Papua's development.

"That is why I say that we must build Papua together," he stated.

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Translator: Rangga J, Kenzu
Editor: Azis Kurmala
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