The Prime Minister of Vanuatu, Charlot Salwai, will visit Australia from 23 to 29 June.
The visit will provide an opportunity for Australia and Vanuatu to enhance strategic partnership and deepen economic and security cooperation, according to the Australian PM’s office.
Discussions will focus on opportunities to increase bilateral trade and investment. In line with existing areas of cooperation, leaders will also discuss bilateral cooperation on labour mobility, policing and cyber security.
The visit will provide an opportunity to discuss shared regional challenges, such as climate change and transnational crime.
“We are committed to stepping up our engagement in the Pacific in support of a stable and prosperous region. As Vanuatu’s largest bilateral aid donor, we invest approximately $69 million in development assistance annually. Our cooperation focuses on supporting economic governance, infrastructure, education health, law and justice,” the Australian government says.
Prime Minister Salwai will be accompanied by Mrs Marie-Justine Salwai and will travel to Canberra, Sydney and Brisbane as part of the visit.