The French prime minister, Francois Fillon, says there has been a consensus in the Paris follow-up talks on New Caledonia's 1998 Noumea accord on greater autonomy.
The meeting brought together the pro- and anti-independence sides to discuss the phased and irreversible transfers of power from Paris to New Caledonia.
Mr Fillon says it is encouraging that a common understanding has emerged in all the areas where a transfer of competence is to occur.
The representatives at the talks have also expressed their satisfaction with the outcome of the discussions that will help pave the way for a vote on self-determination before 2018.
Mr Fillon has also announced that he will visit New Caledonia next year, with the news agency AFP saying this will happen next month.