6 Nov 2007

MSG Secretariat Building handed over to Vanuatu government

9:09 pm on 6 November 2007

The Melanesian Spearhead Group Secretariat building in Port Vila has been formally handed over to the Vanuatu government by China.

Vanuatu's Daily Post newspaper reports that the China-funded construction of the MSG Secretariat began in January this year and was completed last month.

In a formal ceremony, Vanuatu's Prime Minister Ham Lini thanked China for its financial and technical support as well as the Chinese Embassy in Vila for its role as facilitator of the project.

Mr Lini said that the completion of the MSG Secretariat marked another milestone to the developments that are taking place within the MSG sub-regional grouping.