France has transformed French Guiana into one of its overseas departments, according to Maurice Pindard, a member of the Movement for Social Liberation and Decolonization of French Guiana.

Report informs that Pindar made the statement during a round table discussion and press conference titled “Decolonization, International Diplomacy, and the Role of Communication in the Modern World.”

“France has turned us into a French overseas department. Therefore, they claim that it is now their internal matter. They have subsequently removed us from the list of non-self-governing territories,” Pindar explained. “We are working at the international level to be re-included in this list.”