9 May 2006

French Polynesia's Temaru off to Japan

1:10 pm on 9 May 2006

French Polynesia's President Oscar Temaru is to travel to Japan this weekend to discuss co-operating with Tokyo in agriculture, black pearls and noni juice production.

He will be in Japan for eight days.

Mr Temaru will be accompanied by his ministers for agriculture and the black pearl industry - one of French Polynesia's major export revenue earners.

The delegation is expected to meet top officials from the Japanese government and related agencies, and to prepare cooperation programmes in the relevant areas.