Polynesia isolated due to French colonization policies - Tavini Party's SecGen

Politics Materials 30 May 2024 15:56 (UTC +04:00)
Elchin Mehdiyev
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BAKU, Azerbaijan, May 30. Polynesia is isolated due to France's policy of colonization, the Secretary General of the Tavini Huiraatira Party Victor Maamaatuaiahutapu said at a conference themed "The Right of French Polynesia to Decolonization - Challenges and Prospects" in the Azerbaijani parliament on May 30, Trend reports.

He expressed gratitude to Azerbaijan for the conditions provided.

"I would like to thank Azerbaijan. After going through all the procedures, we have reached the end of the process initiated by the UN. Today, we need your help. We are isolated by France's desire because France wants to continue nuclear testing on our territories.

We believe that you will carry our voice to the international community and help us. Furthermore, we are a nation that has existed for millennia, but politically, we are young. We want justice to finally prevail," he added.

To note, heads and secretaries of commissions of the Parliament of French Polynesia (Mā'OHI Nui), as well as leading staff of the ruling Tāvini Party, have arrived in Azerbaijan on a visit.

The purpose of the four-day visit is to explore potential inter-parliamentary, economic, and humanitarian collaborations between Azerbaijan and French Polynesia, spanning various fields like science, education, sports, and health.

The delegation from French Polynesia's visit was extended at the invitation of the Baku Initiative Group, which focuses on addressing colonialism and its contemporary forms in the 21st century.

This visit aligns with the Cooperation Agreement between the Baku Initiative Group and the Tāvini Party, formalized during the "The Path to Decolonization: Consequences of Assimilation and its Implications for the Realization of Human Rights" international conference held at the UN Office in Vienna on April 30.

The Tāvini party has persistently advocated for the independence of French Polynesia over the years.

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