Opposition: When will Australia, New Zealand agree on Visa waiver exemption?

Members of the Parliamentary Opposition Group have questioned the Minister of Foreign Affairs as to when Australia and New Zealand will come to an agreement with Vanuatu on visa waiver exemption.

They say some countries that are far from Vanuatu had already reached reciprocal visa exemption arrangements between them and Vanuatu, but Australia and New Zealand who are close neighbours of Vanuatu have not yet decided when they can reach visa waiver exemption between them and Vanuatu.

“Vanuatu expects Australia and New Zealand to make this happen but will it happen?”, Opposition Leader MP Ishmael Kalskau, questioned the Vanuatu Foreign Affairs Minister Ralph Regenvanu, in parliament yesterday morning.

This is not the first time that the issue of visa waiver exemption arrangements between Australia and New Zealand have been raised by national and other leaders in Vanuatu.

The Foreign Affairs Minister Regenvanu, listed some of the countries that had already had visa waiver exemption with Vanuatu such as; Russia, Israel, New Caledonia and others.

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