Vanuatu President Baldwin Lonsdale

Australia Governor-General to attend funeral of Vanuatu President

The Governor-General will depart Australia tomorrow afternoon.

The funeral of the late President Womtelo Reverend Baldwin Lonsdale will be held In Port Vila on Wednesday.

He passed away at the Vila Central Hospital early Saturday morning.

A media release from Australia’s Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said His Excellency served the people of Vanuatu with dignity and humility.

He will be remembered as a servant of the nation of Vanuatu, a statesman who was much-loved by his people, and respected as a just and honourable

Vanuatu President receives PRIX DE LA FONDATION

The ceremony was awarded at the Crans Montana Forum on Africa and South-South Cooperation in Dakhla on Saturday.

The other recipient is Abubakar Bukola Saraki, President of the Senate of Nigeria.

The ceremony was attended by multiple international personalities and chaired by Amb. Jean-Paul Carteron, Honorary Chair and Founder of the Crans Montana Forum, Hakima El Haite, Minister in charge of Environment of Morocco and Philippe Douste Blazy, Dep. Secretary General of the United Nations. –