No private meeting for Temaru with Pres. Chirac
No private meeting for French Polynesia’s Temaru with French president
Reports from Paris say President Jacques Chirac will only meet the French Polynesian president, Oscar Temaru, during a planned encounter in Paris with other leaders from the French Pacific.
Mr Temaru’s communications director says the meeting the day after tomorrow will involve New Caledonia’s president, Marie-Noelle Themereau, and a member of the French parliament from Wallis and Futuna, Victor Brial.
The report says Mr Temaru is disappointed that he has been denied a one-on-one meeting with Mr Chirac.
The two have never met before because of protocol issues during earlier bids to schedule a meeting.
Mr Chirac regularly receives the leader of French Polynesia’s opposition, Gaston Flosse, who used to a minister when Mr Chirac was the prime minister.