Macron in French Polynesia: France owes former colony ‘a debt’ over nuclear tests

FRANCE 24 English– Jul 28, 2021

French President Emmanuel #Macron said Tuesday that Paris owed “a debt” to #FrenchPolynesia over #nuclear tests conducted in the South #Pacific territory between 1966 and 1996, but stopped short of apologising. “I accept responsibility and I want truth and transparency together with you,” Macron said in a speech to Polynesian officials during his first official trip to the territory, adding that there should be better compensation for victims of the tests.

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