Vanuatu PM visit Australia

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Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese will welcome the Prime Minister of the Republic of Vanuatu, Ishmael Kalsakau, and Madame Ellene Kalsakau to Australia from 14 – 16 February.

Australia and Vanuatu are strong partners based on a shared commitment to a prosperous, peaceful, resilient region.

This will be the first official visit to Australia by a Prime Minister of the Republic of Vanuatu since 2018.

This visit will highlight our shared commitment to ambitious climate action and to working together to advance Pacific priorities in international climate forums.

Prime Minister Kalsakau will be accompanied by a delegation including Minister of Tourism, Trade, Industry, Commerce and Ni Vanuatu Business Development, Matai Seremaiah, and Minister of Agriculture, Livestock, Forestry, Fisheries and Biosecurity, Nakou Natuman.

Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese said: “I’m delighted to welcome Prime Minister Kalsakau to Australia.”

“Australia and Vanuatu have a strong relationship and a shared commitment to work with our Pacific family to secure the best outcomes for the region.”

“The Prime Minister’s visit is an opportunity to listen to Vanuatu’s priorities and discuss ways to strengthen cooperation in areas including trade, security, people-to-people links and climate, said PM Albanese.

SOURCE: AUST GOVT/PACNEWS