The joint cooperation commission between France, New Caledonia and Vanuatu met remotely because of the health crisis. Nine projects were selected and will be financed in the neighboring archipelago for a total budget of 33.4 million XPF.
The Government of New Caledonia, represented by its Official Representative to Papua New Guinea, was invited to participate in the celebrations organized by the University of Goroka to honor French and other foreign languages.
The President of the Government, Louis Mapou, held a videoconference with the European Union (EU) Ambassador for the Pacific, Sujiro Seam. The strengthening of relations between the EU and New Caledonia, as well as the regional integration of the territory, were at the heart of the exchanges on territorial and regional programs.
The 51st Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) Leadears Retreat was held on August 6 by videoconference. The President of the Government, Louis Mapou, represented New Caledonia at this high-level meeting, which notably adopted a declaration on the preservation of maritime areas in the face of rising sea levels due to climate change.
The 5th France-Oceania Summit was held on Monday 19 July by videoconference in the presence of the President of the French Republic, Emmanuel Macron, and all the leaders of the Pacific Islands Forum and regional organizations.
The 5th edition of the "Journées de la mer" (Sea Days), organized by the maritime cluster of New Caledonia, took place on July 7 and 8. This annual event brought together 175 actors from the maritime world, from the private and public sectors. The government services were well represented.