28 Oct 2004

Pacific Forum hopes political turmoil in French Polynesia will be quickly resolved

5:03 pm on 28 October 2004

The Pacific Islands Forum hopes the political turmoil in French Polynesia will be quickly resolved.

In a press statement, the Chair of the Pacific Islands Forum, Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi, says they will maintain a strong interest in any political developments in French Polynesia.

This follows the French territory's admission as an observer at the most recent Forum Leaders meeting in Apia.

Tuilaepa says that decision was an indication of the Forum's wish to develop a closer relationship with French Polynesia.