January 1, 2018

Vanuatu to open diplomatic mission in NZ

Vanuatu has appointed the country's first ever High Commissioner to New Zealand.

The Daily Post reports that Johnson Naviti, who is a former director-general in the Prime Minister's Office, has been chosen for the post.

The Foreign Minister Ralph Regenvanu says New Zealand is not only a good friend to Vanuatu but also a very important partner, especially after the two sides signed the seasonal work scheme RSE in 2007.

New Zealand employs 4,000 ni-Vanuatu workers under the programme and Mr Regenvanu says the time is right for the first Vanuatu High Commissioner's Office to be opened in Wellington.

 Photo file caption:Foreign Minister Ralph Regenvanu

Source:  RNZI