Why does France want New Caledonia a lot, which China is eyeing? | EUROtoday

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BAs France's superior base within the Indo-Pacific area, New Caledonia is as soon as once more enjoying its future. Today it’s a appreciable asset, for Paris and for the European Union, on this a part of the world.

In a speech delivered on the Sydney Opera House on 1er May 2018, Emmanuel Macron defined: “Our safety can also be at stake within the area. This has nothing theoretical for me. Half 1,000,000 of my fellow residents stay in Oceania, in our Pacific communities, in New Caledonia, French Polynesia and Wallis and Futuna. […] Our armed forces are current within the Indo-Pacific area, which is essential to world stability. »

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He may have added that this navy presence in New Caledonia is above all symbolic…

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