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    Over VT70M from China to aid recovery

    Over VT70M from China to aid recovery

    The Government of China has given $500,000 USD, equivalent to over VT60 million, to aid recovery efforts in Vanuatu after cyclones Judy and Kevin.

    Head of the Government, Prime Minister (PM) Ishmael Kalsakau received the donation from the Chinese Government Special Envoy for Pacific Island Countries Affairs, Qian Bo, on Tuesday this week.

    This contribution is additional to the $100,000 USD (over VT10 million) donated by the Chinese Red Cross Society.

    The Chinese Embassy in Vanuatu stated that it believes this assistance will go a long way in supporting the people of Vanuatu during these difficult times.

    Chinese Government Special Envoy Qian also invited the PM to visit China at a convenient time for both sides in the near future.

    Qian also paid a courtesy call to the Head of State, Nikenike Vurobaravu, at the State House. They exchanged views on strengthening China-Vanuatu comprehensive strategic partnership.

     Source: Daily Post