Emmanuel Macron in New Caledonia: Édouard Philippe “hopes” for announcements that are “up to par”

Emmanuel Macron in New Caledonia: Édouard Philippe “hopes” for announcements that are “up to par”
Emmanuel Macron in New Caledonia: Édouard Philippe “hopes” for announcements that are “up to par”

A few hours after the announcement of the Head of State’s trip to New Caledonia, Edouard Philippe “hopes that President Macron’s announcements will be up to the situation.” Statement by the former Prime Minister Tuesday evening during a public meeting in Bayonne.

The situation is terribly sad and dangerous. France, which has a complicated relationship with its colonial history, has a possibility of finding an original solution, even if it is more difficult than three months ago“, explains the former Prime Minister. Emmanuel Macron is flying to New Caledonia to set up a “mission” there.

What matters most in New Caledonia is the political agreement between the separatists and the loyalists. It’s the top priority.”, estimates the president of Horizons, traveling to the Basque Country and the Landes from Tuesday to Thursday. “The political space of this agreement cannot be below the Matignon agreements, nor beyond independence since the Caledonian people voted against“and so that he”works“, “we will need perspectives: we cannot, every two years, every five years, ask ourselves the question of whether we want to stay in the French Republic or not“, he continued.

We must keep in mind that the aspiration for independence and self-determination of the Kanak people will never disappear. We must find an agreement between stability over time and this aspiration which, if we deny it, will always be the subject of violent resurgences.“, insists the former head of government. According to him, since the third referendum on self-determination in 2021, “we left the political framework“in which New Caledonia lived since the Matignon agreements in 1988. This framework was based”on a form of impartiality of the State, on the idea that all developments must be the product of a compromise, that is the promise.” “That doesn’t mean the state doesn’t have an opinion. The State was party to the process but had to place itself behind a veil of impartiality. It is this framework which allowed a real evolution from 1988 to 2024 of which we can collectively be proud, despite what is happening today (…) We must invent the next framework, to know what the New Caledonia in the 20, 30, 40 years“, concludes Édouard Philippe.

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