20 Mar 2009

Veteran politician named Vanuatu's first ambassador to China

11:07 am on 20 March 2009

Vanuatu's former minister of finance, Willie Jimmy, has been named the country's first Ambassador to China.

A veteran politician in various former governments, Mr Jimmy failed to win re-election in his Port Vila seat in the last general elections.

The Government expects him to formally sign off on the appointment with the Ministry for Foreign Affairs shortly.