On Monday 8 January 2018, the newly appointed Minister of Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation and External Trade, the Hon. Ralph Regenvanu, and the Australian High Commissioner, Jenny Da Rin, signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).
The signing of the MoU has been reported by the Australian High Commission. The content of the new Memorandum of Understanding is not published.
Ms Da Rin congratulated Minister Regenvanu on his appointment as Minister of Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation and External Trade. She presented the Minister with congratulatory letters from the Australian Foreign Minister, Julie Bishop, and Trade Minister, Steven Ciobo.
“Australia greatly values the unique and strong relationship with Vanuatu, from which both countries benefit,” she said.
“The Government of the Republic of Vanuatu thanks the Government of Australia for their continued support and looks forward to closer collaboration on the implementation of the partnership agreement,” said Minister Regenvanu.