The first United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP) Leaders’ Summit was held in Port Vila, Vanuatu from November 27th to December 3rd 2017. Amongst several topics was the nomination and election of the new structure of the Executive Committee of the ULMWP Leadership for the second period of the Work Term 2018-2021.
The Official Opening of the Summit was held at the Malvatuamuri Council of Chiefs’ Nakamal Complex, in Saralana. HE. Hon. Mr. Charlot Salwai MP, Prime Minister of Vanuatu made the opening remarks accompanied by the Deputy Prime Minister of Vanuatu, the Hon. Mr. Joe Natuman MP. Also present was Minister of Lands, Hon. Ralph Regenvanu, MP., Parliamentary Secretary/Special Envoy for West Papua to the Prime Minister, Hon. Jonny Koanapo, MP and Hon. Andrew Napuat, MP.
The following persons were appointed as the leaders of ULMWP:
Chair: Benny Wenda
Vice Chair: Octovianus Mote
Secretary: Rex Rumakiek
Spokesperson: Jacob Rumbiak
Treasurer: Paula Makabory
Member : Oridek Ap