The French high commission in Noumea has announced that the French minister in charge of overseas territories, Brigitte Girardin, will make a 4-day visit to New Caledonia in 10 days.
The visit will include discussions aimed at reviewing the 1998 Noumea accord on greater autonomy.
The pro-independence FLNKS movement wants to raise concerns about the collegial system of the territorial government, the make-up of the electorate in future key votes and financial support for a planned nickel plant in the north of the main island.
The anti-independence RPCR party would like to discuss changes to the organic law and administrative reforms.
The high commission says her talks will also to prepare for a visit to New Caledonia by President Jacques Chirac who is due in Noumea on July the 23rd.