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Vanuatu and New Caledonia to discuss maritime boundaries in Honiara

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A high level meeting between Vanuatu and French governments has been scheduled to take place in Solomon Islands next month to discuss the issue of maritime boundary between Vanuatu and New Caledonia.

The meeting will take place at the head office of Forum Fisheries Agencies in Honiara. It has been decided between the two countries that the high level talk to take place in neutral ground, the Office of the Prime Minister of Vanuatu reports.

Since the independence of Vanuatu in 1980, it has been a long standing issue between the two governments to agree on their maritime boundary. Vanuatu and Solomon Islands signed an agreement known as Motalava Agreement on their maritime boundary last year.