The new Minister of Overseas, Yaël Braun-Pivet, announced that she would go to Guadeloupe on Friday, where she will attend “the ceremony to commemorate the abolition of slavery in Basse-Terre”, a week after entering government.

The commemorative ceremony will take place at Fort Delgrès, in Basse-Terre, at 11 a.m., said the prefecture of the Guadeloupe region.

“Remembering is a duty to build the future. Celebrating the values ​​of freedom, equality and fraternity that also unite us,” the minister wrote on her Twitter account.

During this first visit to an overseas territory, scheduled before the legislative elections, the new minister must meet the president of the Regional Council, Ary Chalus, the president of the Departmental Council, Guy Losbar and the president of the association of mayors, Jocelyn Sapotille. , according to the note of the prefecture.

Mr. Chalus is one of the presidents of the overseas regions who launched, on May 17, a solemn appeal to the State to change its development aid policies for their poverty-stricken territories. . All had called for a meeting with the re-elected president, in order to change the situation in terms of cost of living, access to care, education, employment or housing.

Ary Chalus, former member of the executive board of LREM, recalled on this occasion that Jean-Luc Mélenchon (LFI) and Marine Le Pen (RN) had come out on top in the first and second rounds of the presidential election in Guadeloupe, which which demonstrates in his eyes “the discontent” of the populations.

In the second round of the presidential election, Marine Le Pen was well ahead of Emmanuel Macron in Guadeloupe, with 69.6% of the vote.

On entering the government, Yaël Braun-Pivet gave up her position as president of the National Assembly’s Law Commission. Outgoing deputy LREM, aged 51, she is a candidate for re-election in Yvelines.

She had already traveled several times overseas, to Guadeloupe and Martinique in particular.

At the Ministry of Overseas, she succeeded Sébastien Lecornu on May 20, who became Minister of the Armed Forces.

Among the two priority missions that she has assigned to herself as minister are “the health question” in each overseas territory and “the question of “New Caledonia”, where she must organize a referendum before June 2023 which will relate to the new political organization of the territory.

On May 23 in Seine-Saint-Denis, she undertook to bring to fruition, in the heart of Paris, the memorial project for the victims of slavery, promised by President Macron.

05/26/2022 16:50:01 –         Paris (AFP) –         © 2022 AFP