New Caledonia separatists and loyalists gathered at the Elysée by Emmanuel Macron, a first since 2019 | EUROtoday

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Emmanuel Macron introduced collectively the separatists and loyalists of New Caledonia on Friday September 8 at the Elysée to “take stock” in the negotiations on the future standing of the archipelago, introduced the presidency

The two camps have already been acquired on Wednesday at Matignon. They had indirectly mentioned the way forward for the archipelago since 2019 and due to this fact the contested referendum of December 12, 2021 received by the no to independence, however boycotted by the separatists. It is true to “build in consensus and respect for all a new project in the Republic”wrote the Elysée in a press launch.

Emmanuel Macron had already introduced collectively independence and loyalist actors in July in Nouméa to attempt to attain a consensus with a view to constitutional reform. But a few of the separatists, notably political representatives of the Caledonian Union (UC), didn’t take part on this assembly. The president then mentioned to himself “personally injured” by their absence.

Draft settlement on the institutional future

This time, all the gamers, together with Gilbert Tyuienon and Mickaël Forrest, from the Caledonian Union, had been current at the assembly. The authorities introduced that it had placed on the desk a draft settlement described as” ambitious “relating amongst different issues to the institutional way forward for the archipelago and the train of “right to self-determination”. Among the topics introduced by the government can be the building of New Caledonian citizenship.

Discussions should additionally concentrate on the way forward for the nickel sector, a weakened financial pillar of the archipelago, though Europe and France have monumental wants for it to fabricate vehicle electrical batteries.

The World with AFP

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