French Polynesia Presidents Meets With Tokelau Leader

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Pacific Islands Development Program, East-West Center With Support From Center for Pacific Islands Studies, University of Hawai‘i

Discussed regional integration within Pacific organizations

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (Radio New Zealand International, May 1, 2016) – French Polynesia's President Edouard Fritch has met with the newly appointed Ulu-o-Tokelau, Aliki Faipule Afega Gaualofa, in Samoa.

The two leaders discussed the regional integration strategy within Pacific organisations such as the Pacific Islands Forum, and the Forum of the Pacific Islands Development, as well as economic issues such as projects telecommunications and renewable energy.

They also addressed the issue of being able to access funds to fight against the impact of climate change.

President Fritch and the Ulu of Tokelau also discussed the agenda of the next meeting of the Polynesian Leaders Group to be held in Papeete at the end of June.

President Fritch was in Samoa to attend the opening of the $US40 million dollar Sheraton Aggie Grey hotel and Bungalows in Apia.

He's also due to meet with New Zealand and French government leaders, including the French prime minister Manuel Valls, in Auckland.


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