After a stopover in Tokyo, it is now in French Polynesia that the president is expected.
Emmanuel Macron will begin a four-day trip this Saturday at the end of the day, his first in the Pacific archipelago.
He should mention the strategic importance of the place, but also the climatic challenges it faces.
Polynesians, for their part, are also awaiting announcements for victims of nuclear tests.
The trip was preceded in early July by a round table on the consequences of nuclear tests in Polynesia which brought together a Polynesian delegation led by President Edouard Fritch, and the ministers of Health, the Armed Forces and Overseas. "The President of the Republic will be keen, during this trip, 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 archives and on individual compensation issues, ”the Elysee said.
Emmanuel Macron had to postpone a trip to French Polynesia scheduled for mid-April 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, and has not made any trip to overseas territories since the start of the Covid health crisis. 19. The Head of State also reserves his first visit to the French Polynesia Hospital Center where he will go "to meet caregivers," said the Elysee. A demonstration against the health pass was planned a few hours before his arrival in Papeete.