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Vanuatu Prime Minister to visit China

Prime Minister Charlot Salwai will pay an official visit to China from May 26 to 31.

According to China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Prime Minister Salwai was invited by Premier Li Keqiang.

This will be the first official visit to China by Prime Minister Salwai since he took office.

During the visit, President Xi Jinping will meet with him and Premier Li will hold talks with him.

The leaders of the two countries will exchange views on China-Vanuatu relations and important issues of mutual interest. Besides Beijing, Prime Minister Salwai will also visit Hainan and transit in Hong Kong.

Vanuatu is an important country in the Pacific Islands region and a good friend and partner of China’s.

Since the establishment of diplomatic ties 37 years ago, the bilateral relations have made headway with fruitful outcomes in cooperation across the board.

In November last year, President Xi held a successful meeting with Prime Minister Salwai in Papua New Guinea, and they agreed to elevate the bilateral relations to a comprehensive strategic partnership featuring mutual respect and common development, which opened up a new chapter in China-Vanuatu relations.

Taking PM Salwai’s visit as an opportunity, China stands ready to work with Vanuatu to enhance political mutual trust, expand practical cooperation, move forward China-Vanuatu comprehensive strategic partnership and bring more benefits to the two peoples.