PM Charlot Salwai

China, Vanuatu vow to strengthen BRI cooperation

China and Vanuatu aim to strengthen their comprehensive strategic partnership in multiple fields. The Belt and Road cooperation is on top of the agenda for Salwai's visit.  

Li welcomed Salwai with a red carpet ceremony in Beijing on Monday morning. 

During their talks, Li said that China is willing to enhance political mutual trust, deepen exchanges and cooperation in varies fields and push forward the China-Vanuatu relations to a new stage.

Vanuatu PM to visit Australia

Salwai’s visit was announced by his Australian counterpart Malcolm Turnbull today.

Turnbull said Australia enjoys a close relationship with Vanuatu, with the two nations sharing strong economic, security and people to people links.

The visit will provide an opportunity for Australia and Vanuatu to enhance our strategic partnership and deepen our economic and security cooperation.

Vanuatu Opposition’s motion of no confidence ready for Tuesday

The Office of Speaker has also confirmed that 9 opposition MPs signed the motion and it was deposited by the MP for Efate constituency, Joshua Kalsakau.

The mover of the motion is the leader of the opposition, Ishmael Kalsakau and seconded by his deputy, Fred Tasso from Paama constituency.

The reasons of the motion:

1. The signing of PACER PLUS against the will of backbenchers and the members of parliament including the private sector of Vanuatu.

2. The possible introduction of Income Tax

Vanuatu PM reiterates West Papua support

Mr Salwai said government and people of Vanuatu are behind West Papua to address the issue of human rights violations by Indonesia and the independence of the Melanesian people of West Papua.

He made the comment this morning when he received a high level delegation of West Papuans who are in Port Vila as the Melanesian Spearhead Group meets.

Although the MSG is split on the issue, Mr Salwai also said that he was happy with the progress so far in the international campaign of West Papua.

PM ofis I ansa long oposisen long mane blong VRS

Office blong praem minista i talemaut bagegen se Mr Kalsakau, hemi pretend se hemi no save about wea ples nao 50% blong mani blong VRS istap long hem.

Vanuatu PM denies he plans to release jailed MPs

In October, 14 MPs were jailed after they were convicted of bribery, triggering a deadlock in parliament that prompted the president to call a snap election.

The Prime Minister's Office said any thought of releasing the MPs was not any part of its development plan.

Pentecost jif i wantem Gavman blong 4 yia

Mesej ya, hemi wan long ol bigfala poen long toktok blong wan jif representetiv blong Sentrol Penticost I putum long Praem minister Charlot Salwai Tabimasmas long taem blong visit igo long eria blong olgeta long wiken.

New Vanuatu PM good choice, says think tank

Charlot Salwai was yesterday elected unopposed in the first sitting of parliament following January's snap election.

He leads a majority coalition made up of mostly opposition members of the last parliament and several independents.