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Australia and Vanuatu heads of states meet

Australia and Vanuatu heads of states meet
Australia and Vanuatu heads of states meet
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The President of the Republic of Vanuatu, His Excellency Obed Moses Tallis, and First Lady, Mrs Estelle Tallis, received a video call from Australia’s Governor-General, General David John Hurley, AC, DSC, FTSE and Mrs Hurley on Friday 8 May 2020.
The heads of state spoke about the strong relationship between Vanuatu and Australia and the importance of the friendship as Vanuatu celebrates its 40th anniversary of independence.
Australia’s Governor-General and Mrs Hurley expressed their sincere condolences for the devastation and loss of life caused by Tropical Cyclone Harold and thanked the people of Vanuatu for supporting those affected by bushfires and COVID-19 in Australia. ‘Vanuatu is in our prayers’, said the Governor-General and Mrs Hurley.
President Tallis said “Vanuatu and Australia share a very strong relationship and always stand together in crisis. This has been evident already this year as both our countries have faced unprecedented crises. I acknowledge Australia for its rapid and generous support following Tropical Cyclone Harold and I am grateful that we are standing together in the face of COVID-19.”
CAPTION: Australia’s Governor-General and Mrs Hurley have a video conference with Vanuatu’s President and First Lady.

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