“This meeting will be an opportunity for the President of the Republic to reiterate his commitment to respect for the rights of indigenous peoples,” said the Elysée on Friday.
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Emmanuel Macron will receive Chef Raoni on Sunday June 4 at the Elysée, franceinfo learned from the Elysée. “This meeting will be an opportunity for the President of the Republic to reiterate his commitment to respect for the rights of indigenous peoples, and his determination to work for the conservation of natural areas, and in particular tropical forests in what they constitute reserves. sources of carbon and treasures of biodiversity”specifies the Elysée.
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The head of state and cacique Raoni will discuss “the next major deadlines to strengthen the protection of forests on a global scale after the One Forest Summit in Libreville”. It will be question in particular of the “summit for a new global financial pact in Paris, which will work to increase international solidarity to fight poverty, protect nature and act for the climate; then the Amazon summit this summer”.
The President of the Republic had already received Chief Raoni at the Elysee Palace in May 2019. The defender of indigenous tribes and the Amazon forest in Brazil had also been invited to the G7 summit in Biarritz under French presidency in August of the same year.
Source: France TV Info