Vanuatu national security consultations held in Port Vila

Vanuatu recently held a consultation between partners on the issue of national security.

Through the Vanuatu Police Force and the Ministry of Internal Affairs aim to develop the first ever NS (National security) consultation inclining with the people’s plan of the national sustainable development plan.

“Today we are taking a first step to ensure that we address our national security, the importance of National Security is huge, as national security is intimately linked to economic stability, resource efficiency, good governance and social cohesion” said the Minister of internal affairs, Andrew Napuat.

He said National Security is a broad and evolving concept, concerning how Vanuatu shapes its environment, and how the country prevents and prepares for threats to its sovereignty, people, assets, infrastructure and institutions.

“Today National security is all about human security, climate change and natural disasters” Napuat said.

Leaders at the seminar were determined to de-isolate Vanuatu from economic developments as such as Chinas dynamic economic transformation, however a NSS must first be in place.

Vanuatu is not the only nation facing national security challenges. Governments around the world are being faced with more immediate national security challenges such as criminal, transnational crimes and terrorism.


Pic supplied. Caption: Participants at the Vanuatu National Security consultation


Tensly Sumbe