Visit to Australia by the Prime Minister of Vanuatu

Visit to Australia by the Prime Minister of Vanuatu

Government Protocol and International Visits International Policy
Tuesday, 03 July 2018

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

The Prime Ministers of Australia and Vanuatu with their spouses at Parliament House.

The Hon Charlot Salwai Tabimasmas, the Prime Minister of Vanuatu has concluded a formal visit to Australia, reinforcing our strong bilateral relationship.  

Following a Ceremonial Welcome at Australia’s Parliament House, Prime Minister Salwai met with Prime Minister Turnbull to discuss increasing economic and security cooperation between our two countries.

Prime Minister Turnbull announced negotiations with Vanuatu on a Bilateral Security Treaty, as well as enhanced cooperation on policing, cyber security, labour mobility and education.

Prime Minister Salwai also toured the Maritime Border Command and the Australian Federal Police Majura Training Facility, meeting with Australian staff involved in maritime surveillance, border protection and police cooperation.

In Queensland, Prime Minister Salwai met with ni-Vanuatu seasonal workers and visited a humanitarian supplies warehouse that deployed disaster relief to Vanuatu following Cyclone Pam and recent volcanic activity on Ambae.  

Prime Minister Salwai was accompanied by his wife, Mrs Marie-Justine Salwai and a ministerial delegation. The delegation travelled to Canberra, Sydney and Brisbane.

For more information on the partnership between Australia and Vanuatu, visit the Prime Minister's website.

Visit Flickr to view a selection of images from the visit.