4 Nov 2016

New Caledonia leaders in Paris for Noumea Accord talks

From , 4:05 pm on 4 November 2016

New Caledonia's political leaders are to sit down with the French prime minister in Paris on Monday to review the exit from the 1998 Noumea Accord.

The tri-partite accord was signed by the pro- and anti-independence camps and the French state.

Under its terms, a referendum is to be held before 2018 but there is still quite a bit of uncertainty.

Don Wiseman asked Walter Zweifel about the significance of this upcoming meeting.

Kanak and French flags on Ouvea island.

Kanak and French flags on Ouvea island. Photo: AFP