China donates Vt5 million worth of office equipment to Parliament

Vt5 million worth of office equipment donated recently by China to the office of the Speaker and Parliament.

China has donated office equipment worth Vt5 million to improve working conditions at the Parliament House.

Chinese Ambassador to Vanuatu, Zhou Haicheng, handed the donation to the Speaker of Parliament, Esmon Saimon, yesterday.

Chinese Ambassador Zhou said the assistance reflects the long relationship between China and Vanuatu.

Speaker Saimon said this marks the third time China has donated equipment to the office of the speaker and parliament since he took office.

Last year the Chinese Government, through its Embassy in Port Vila donated five air conditioners to improve the working environment

China also helped in the construction of Vanuatu Parliament building, which is now a landmark in Port Vila.

Every year China invites Members of Parliament (MPs) from Vanuatu to go for exchange visits in China.

Vanuatu and China established official diplomatic relations on March 1982.

Vanuatu firmly supports the One China Policy, said Speaker Saimon.

“Vanuatu and China have made tireless effort to promote and further strengthen cooperation in different areas as trade, agriculture, tourism, education, youth and sport,” he said.

“Thank you very much to China for building the Vanuatu Parliament and the Convention Centre, as well as other major infrastructure projects such as tar sealing roads on Tanna and Malekula.”

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