French Polynesia President Throws Support Behind New French President Macron

Fritch says Tahiti can help 'Macron's new strategy for Europe'

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (Radio New Zealand International, May 16, 2017) – French Polynesia's president Edouard Fritch has given his full backing to the new French president Emmanuel Macron, saying there is a shared vision of how Tahiti can help Mr Macron's new strategy for Europe.

Mr Fritch is in Paris and met one of Mr Macron's associates Jean-Paul Delevoye at the headquarters of the En Marche movement.

Mr Delevoye said President Macron believed that France's presence on all five continents gave it a chance to again find a great place among nations.

Mr Fritch said they also discussed the significance of the Elysee Accord which is long-term co-operation agreement signed this year by Mr Macron's predecessor.

In the lead-up to the French presidential election, Mr Macron vowed to maintain indexed salaries for French public servants on overseas postings.

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