MSG support team to FLNKS wrap up visit on high note

The Melanesian Spearhead Group support team to FLNKS for the 2018 Referendum wrapped up its work in New Caledonia with a final meeting with senior officials.

The team led by MSG Director General, Ambassador Amena Yauvoli met Madame Caroline Machoro-Rennier, 1st Vice President of the New Caledonia Congress, and Mickael Forest, Permanent Secretary of FLNKS.

The Secretariat was tasked to assist the FLNKS in preparing for the 2018 Referendum in accordance with the mandate of MSG Leaders pursuant to the 2013 Noumea Declaration adopted in Noumea and the 2018 Action Plan of Support to FLNKS adopted by Leaders in February 2018 in Papua New Guinea,

The MSG support Team arrived in Noumea on 1 November and stayed throughout the period pre and post referendum attending various meetings to ensure that its assistance to FLNKS is effective and productive.

While the results of the referendum was not a win, the support team said it was very encouraging to see such a result despite the opinion polls.

The meeting with Madame Machoro- Renier was useful as it provided the opportunity to assess and identify key strategies going forward.


Picture supplied. Caption: DG Ambassador Amena Yauvoli and MSG Team with Madame Caroline Machoro after the meeting


Tensly Sumbe