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Source: Government of French Polynesia

The President of the Republic, Emmanuel Macron, with at his side the minister of the overseas, Annick Girardin, has held a video-conference on Tuesday evening that brought together, for the first time, the representatives of the three French communities in the Pacific region to discuss, together, the consequences of the crisis of the sars coronavirus in each territory.

For French Polynesia, participated in this exchange, the High Commissioner of the Republic Dominique Sorain, the President of French Polynesia, Edouard Fritch, Vice-President, Teva Rohfritsch, the Assembly President, Gaston Tong Sang, and the President of the union for the promotion of communes, Cyril Tetuanui. They presented, each in their field of competence, to take stock of the situation comprehensive.

The High Commissioner and the President of the Country were first reported on the situation of the epidemic in the fenua and the protection strategy put in place with the containment decided as early as 20 march and the relief measures applicable today. Indeed, in view of the situation brought under control in the overseas, the French overseas collectivities can be considered as ” territories for drivers on déconfinement “.

The head of State praised the work of crisis management carried out throughout the Pacific, ” you have wonderfully managed together with the skills that are yours this phase, which was difficult ( … ), with real results in the key. “During the exchanges, the issue of the repatriation of the resident polynesians since the city has been approached with the need to implement a SAS health to prevent importation of the virus. All precautions will be taken to their departure with tests and their arrival with a quatorzaine strict in a dedicated place and new tests. Were then referred to the economic situation and the terms of the close partnership between the State, the Country, the Municipalities, and all economic actors necessary to define, together, the short-term outlook and medium-term to overcome the better the impact for the economy as a polynesian containment measures. They have led to the paralysis of an important part of the local economy particularly in the tourism sector, the real economic powerhouse of the French Polynesia.

The High Commissioner and the President of the Country and describes the situation in polynesian and made the medical needs, economic and financial in French Polynesia.

The President of French Polynesia informed the President of the Republic on the situation of dependency of French Polynesia with regard to the international tourism significantly impacted by the health crisis. This topic is closely related to the issue of the opening up of borders to international traffic for all passengers-residents and non-residents who wish to come to French Polynesia in the next few weeks. Tourism and its related activities represent more than 15 % of the GDP of the French Polynesia. The financial needs of Countries to cope with the crisis are of the order of 120 billion Fcfp. To this end, the President FRITCH has requested the establishment of a local committee of experts (IEOM, AFD, ISPF, DGFIP, and Government) to refine the financial requirements made during the telephone conversation.

The President of the Republic has entered into this exchange:”… today I have a thought for our friends the polynesians that I had to visit a few days ago, … and I had just come back … this is only a postponement, and really a word of friendship to the French Polynesia… “

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