Visit of Emmanuel Macron, in New-Caledonia
The visit in New-Caledonia of the French Republic President, Emmanuel Macron, and the high level dialogue held at the Pacific Community (CSP) from May 9th to 11th , have been a chance for global meeting between all the member states of the Community. As a result, the issues linked to the Pacific have been raised and discussed in details.
The environmental challenges have been a major topic as the issue is so serious in a region of the world where climate change consequences are already visible. The economical and geopolitical topics and issues happening in the indo- pacific area have been debated as well.
The Prime Minister, Charlot Salwai, has been able to discuss with the President Macron and with the Minister of Europe and Foreign affairs, Jean-Yves Le Drian. These discussions have highlighted the good quality of the bilateral relations between Vanuatu and France. This also emphasizes how strong the neighbor links between Vanuatu and New-Caledonia are.
The international cooperation opportunities are also very promising for Vanuatu with the increasing presence of the French Agency for Development in the Pacific region. During this meeting, France has announced that they will contribute to international relief efforts to support Vanuatu with the sensitive operation of Ambeans relocation.