The new French High Commissioner to French Polynesia says a memorial site for the legacy of the nuclear weapons tests in Tahiti has to be built.
In a television interview in Tahiti, Dominique Sorain said the French government is committed to it, with Paris last year giving French Polynesia a site for free providing the memorial gets built within five years.
The anti-nuclear group Association 193 last month withdrew from the project, saying it feared the memorial would become a propaganda centre for purportedly clean nuclear tests.
Mr Sorain said he will contact the group.
"I will go to see them, for sure. The door is open for discussions - I'll see them as it concerns everybody but to get total consensus is difficult to achieve but I think there is a mobilisation that can be attained on this subject," Dominique Sorain said.
Dominique Sorain said compensation for victims has been accelerated in the past 18 months.