Vanuatu's police force is to receive assistance from Chinese counterparts under a new initiative between the governments of the two countries.
The Prime Minister of Vanuatu, Ham Lini, visited China last week to reassure Beijing that it would maintain a One China Policy, and to sign bilateral agreements in a number of areas including economic co-operation.
The director general of the Prime Minister's office, Jean Sese, says China will provide assistance for the police force, including training and logistical support.
He says the assistance programme will complement the various defence programmes Vanuatu already has with Australia, New Zealand, France and the US.
"It is expected that senior officers of the police force and the ministry responsible for the police will be meeting with their counterparts in China to finalise the details of this new initiative."
The director general of the Prime Minister's office, Jean Sese.