French President Emmanuel Macron has wrapped up his three-day visit to New Caledonia.
He attended a ceremony marking 30 years since a hostage crisis on Ouvea Island.
In November, the French territory will vote in a referendum on whether to split from France.
Macron has told Al Jazeera that reconciliation, and his visit, needed to come first.
Al Jazeera’s Andrew Thomas reports from New Caledonia.