French President Will Fly to New Caledonia to Set Up Mission

French President Emmanuel Macron will fly to New Caledonia to set up a “dialogue mission” to restart talks with both the pro- and anti-independence sides.

Macron’s trip comes as pro-independence protests have continued since May 13th due to a constitutional amendment that would give at least 25,000 voters the ability to vote.

The trip also came as politicians from France and New Caledonia urged the French government to set up the mission.

The call also contains a provision to stop and remove the amendment.

However, two pro-France parties in New Caledonia said removing the amendment would be “condoning the rioters and looters’ actions.”