18 Feb 2008

French Polynesian president praises Rudd apology

2:53 pm on 18 February 2008

The President of French Polynesia has congratulated the Australian Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd, for his apology speech to the nation's indigenous peoples.

In a letter, Oscar Temaru said he was moved by what he called a brave act.

He told Mr Rudd the apology also sent a strong signal on Australia's new attitude and foreign policy towards its Pacific neighbours.