MORE TALKS ON POLITICAL FUTURE OF NEW CALEDONIA

admin's picture

NOUMÉA, New Caledonia (April 20, 1998 - Radio Australia)---Talks on the political future of the French Pacific territory of New Caledonia have resumed in Nouméa.

Pro and anti-independence groups are trying to agree on a referendum question, to be voted upon later this year.

The groups have held a series of meetings over the past few days in Nouméa, but no details have been released.

Under an agreement reached in Paris last month, today was to have been the deadline for agreeing on the wording of the ballot, but substantial differences still must be resolved. A referendum vote is required before the end of the year.

Rate this article: 
No votes yet

Add new comment