bilateral relations

Vanuatu seeks stronger ties with Turkey

Ati Sokomanu, Vanuatu’s former president and the only one to serve two terms, made the remarks in an exclusive interview with Anadolu Agency in Istanbul.

The statesman was in Turkey for last week’s summit of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) in the Mediterranean resort city of Antalya.

Sokomanu said Turkey can help his country a great deal in social development and education. "Economically and politically, Turkey is a very big country, it has also an ocean but not like we have in the Pacific," he said.

China and Vanuatu look at further strengthening of bilateral relations

According to China’s Vice Foreign Minister Zheng Zeguang, China is willing to work with Vanuatu to earnestly implement the important consensus reached by President Xi Jinping and leaders of Vanuatu in 2014 to push bilateral relations to a new stage of rapid development.

Zheng paid a working visit to Vanuatu last week where he met with President Baldwin Lonsdale and Acting Prime Minister Ham Lini and held a working consultation with Foreign Minister Bruno Leingkone.

China-Vanuatu ties prototype for Pacific island countries: senior Chinese legislator

At the invitation of Vanuatu's parliament, a delegation led by Arken Imirbaki, vice chairman of the Standing Committee of China's National People's Congress (NPC) concluded its three-day goodwill visit to the Pacific island country on Sunday.

Xinhua News reports during the visit, Arken met with Vanuatu's President Baldwin Lonsdale, Prime Minister Charlot Salwai and Parliament Speaker Esmon Saimon separately.