Wednesday, January 26

West Indies: Overseas Minister Sébastien Lecornu goes there

Overseas Minister Sébastien Lecornu is “on his way to the West Indies,” where he will first travel to Guadeloupe and then Martinique, a source close to the ministry told CNEWS.

According to the ministry, it is because calm has returned that the minister made the decision to go to the West Indies, “thanks to the tireless work of the police,” said the same source.

The elected officials of Guadeloupe had asked this Saturday for the arrival of an interministerial delegation on the subject of “State powers” after the government put on the table the question of the autonomy of the island, shaken like its neighbor the Martinique by a social explosion.

Before flying to the West Indies, Sébastien Lecornu praised “the method agreement signed last night (Paris time) between the State, the local elected officials of Martinique and the inter-union which will allow the opening of discussions on main issues of the territory, health, fuel prices, youth, or transport ”, underlined the entourage of the Minister.

A dialogue that will continue

According to the minister’s entourage, “the dialogue for hospital staff and unvaccinated firefighters will continue”.

Last Friday, in a televised address to Guadeloupe, Sébastien Lecornu affirmed that the government was “ready” to raise the issue of more autonomy if this could allow “to solve the real problems of the daily life of Guadeloupe”.

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