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increasingly offensive foreign policy, 27 July
..."In the Indo-Pacific, and particularly in Oceania, a new imperialism is appearing, and a power logic that is threatening the sovereignty of several states, the smallest, often the most fragile," Macron said in a speech in Vanuatu. The French president is on a five-day visit to the South Pacific, stopping off in the French territory of New Caledonia, Papua New Guinea, and the archipelago of Vanuatu.
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Macron said he felt it was legitimate to make such warnings given France's colonial ties to the region. "We are the heirs of this past," he said. Vanuatu was a French-British "condominium" known as the New Hebrides until it achieved independence in 1980. The French president also gave his speech in French and English, two of the nation's official languages....
archive Happy Vanuatu Day!
by Cat on Thu Jul 27th, 2023 at 07:13:57 PM EST
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