The French Polynesian president Edouard Fritch has reiterated his willingness for economic and financial cooperation with New Zealand's Tainui people.
Mr Fritch again pointed to a Maori company which has been picked to build the South Pacific's largest tourism development.
A protocol was signed in August by the head of the Kaitiaki Tagaloa consortium Tukoroirangi Morgan for it to construct the $US700 million Tahitian Village project.
The company has been given until March to finalise the contract.
Mr Fritch along the economy minister Teva Rohfritsch received the Maori king's advisor Rahui Papa, who is leading a group of Tainui students to French Polynesia.
Mr Papa has invited Mr Fritch to attend Waitangi Day celebrations in February.