World Nuclear, Climate ... The challenges of the first displacement of Macron in French Polynesia

20:25  24 july  2021
20:25  24 july  2021 Source:   nouvelobs.com

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  Nucléaire, climat… Les enjeux du premier déplacement de Macron en Polynésie française © Copyright 2021, Obs

after Tokyo , President Emmanuel Macron begins this Saturday, July 24 his first trip to French Polynesia. During these 4 days, it should evoke the strategic importance of this Pacific archipelago, but also the climate challenges it encounters. The Polynesians, on their side, also expect ads for nuclear test victims.

Emmanuel Macron had to postpone a trip to French Polynesia scheduled for mid-April 2020 because of the coronavirus pandemic, and made no trip in the overseas territories since the beginning of the COVID health crisis -19. The last presidential displacement in the archipelago was François Hollande in February 2016.

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The Head of State booked his first visit to the French Polynesia Hospital where he will "meet the caregivers," said the Elysium. In parallel, a demonstration against the sanitary pass is planned Saturday morning in Papeete, on the island of Tahiti.

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The French state provided more than 224,000 doses of vaccine at French Polynesia, 226,000 in New Caledonia and 18,000 in Wallis and Futuna.

The Elysee ensures that the President "will of course have a look" on these two other French Pacific territories, who each live an important moment, with the third self-determination consultation scheduled for December 12, 2021 in New Caledonia and The celebration on July 29th of the 60th anniversary of the Overseas Territory Status in Wallis and Futuna. These two communities are currently "Covid Free", and visit them would imply forty who is "not compatible with presidential displacement," said the Elysee.

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Strategic importance

The Head of State can not respond to the invitation launched by the authorities of Wallis and Futuna, a delegation will meet him in Polynesia to have a "special interview" on Tuesday.

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The South Pacific has indeed a strategic importance for France, and Emmanuel Macron "will have the opportunity to evoke the indo -acific strategy and the positioning that France wants to hold in this space that pollares ", according to the Elysée.

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Climate risks and nuclear tests

Emmanuel Macron also relies on the risk of evokeing the risks of climate change for the archipelago, vulnerable to the rise of oceans, and cyclones.

The President will visit the island of Hiva OA to support the Nominations of the Unesco World Herquitations Registration, and on the Manihi Atoll in the Tuamotu where he will visit a hybrid power plant (photovoltaic / Diesel) that facilitated the electrification of the Atoll.

The displacement was preceded in early July of a round table on the consequences of nuclear tests in Polynesia which brought together a Polynesian delegation conducted by President Edouard Fricch, and the ministers of health, armies and overseas.

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"French Polynesia has greatly contributed to the construction of our deterrent and it is necessary to assume all the consequences, human, societal, sanitary , environmental and economic, "said Geneviève Darrieussecq, Minister Delegate to Memory and Veterans Affairs.

"The President of the Republic will be at heart, during this displacement, to promote this close and transparent dialogue by encouraging the rapid and concrete implementation of several actions, both on the issue of memory with the opening of the archives. on individual compensation issues ", according to the Elysée.

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