France hinders Polynesia's economic development - official

Politics Materials 30 May 2024 16:56 (UTC +04:00)
Elchin Mehdiyev
Elchin Mehdiyev
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BAKU, Azerbaijan, May 30. France prevents the arrival of tourists by controlling our territory, Secretary of the Commission on Tourism and Culture of the Assembly of French Polynesia Cliff Loussan said, Trend reports.

He made the remark during the conference in the Azerbaijani Parliament on the theme "French Polynesia's right to decolonization: challenges and prospects".

He noted that such a policy by France hinders the development of Polynesia's economy.

"France keeps us in a state of dependence on it. It imposes migration restrictions, which negatively affect tourism. It also prevents the issuance of visas to tourists arriving here. France claims that Polynesia is France. It does not want Polynesia to move towards freedom; it is preventing the development of our economy. Nowadays, we must make sure that our voice is heard by all societies," Lussan said.

To note, the heads and secretaries of the commissions of the Parliament of French Polynesia (Mā'OHI Nui), as well as the leadership of the ruling Tavini party, arrived in Azerbaijan on a visit.

The purpose of the four-day visit is to consider the possibility of establishing inter-parliamentary, economic, humanitarian cooperation between Azerbaijan and French Polynesia, as well as cooperation in the fields of science, education, sports, healthcare and other areas.

The visit of the delegation of French Polynesia took place at the invitation of the Baku Initiative Group, which operates in the fight against colonialism and its new manifestations in the 21st century.

The visit is organized in accordance with the provisions of the Cooperation Agreement signed between the Baku Initiative Group and the Tavini party within the framework of the international conference “Liberation from colonialism: the consequences of assimilation and its impact on the implementation of human rights”, organized by the Baku Initiative Group on April 30 this year in Vienna UN office.

The Tavini party has been fighting for the independence of French Polynesia for many years.