Macron to discuss legacy of nuclear tests in French Polynesia

France 24 | Jul 25, 2021 at 6:50 AM
  • French President Emmanuel Macron was greeted with flower garlands and Tahitian dancers on the tarmac as he touched down Saturday night for his first official trip to French Polynesia.
  • He plans to discuss its strategic role, the legacy of nuclear tests and the existential risk of rising seas posed by global warming.
  • Macron, who arrived in the South Pacific after a visit to the Olympic Games in Tokyo, will also lay out his strategic vision for the strategically valuable territory, where China has made no secret of its push for military and commercial dominance.