France has recognised Ms Violette Perronnet for her outstanding contribution to bilateralism.
On behalf of the French Minister of National Education, Youth and Sports, Ms Perronnet was decorated Knight of the Order of the Academic Palms by the French Ambassador to Vanuatu, Pierre Fournier.
Academic Palms are offered to individuals by the French Republic that have brought outstanding contributions to the French education or culture.
Ms. Perronnet was decorated for her lifetime accomplishment to the service of bilateral cooperation with the French Embassy.
Perronnet has been working for more than 29 years in the cooperation and cultural action service of the French Embassy to Vanuatu.
A couple of months after her graduation, she joined the embassy as a secretary to the Cultural and Cooperation Counsellor. Her determination and involvement have earned her the trust of no less than 11 ambassadors.
She has now taken over the role of a Program Officer and actively contributes to cooperation projects. Her technical capacity in terms of budget management, her personal network of contacts which she has successfully built over the years and her acute sense of mission are qualities that she has applied to the success of bilateral cooperation projects between France and Vanuatu.
The event of Ms Perronnet’s recognition took place last night at the French Ambassador residence.