1 Dec 2011

Vanuatu cabinet minister says he vote against WTO ratification

5:05 pm on 1 December 2011

Vanuatu's minister of justice, Ralph Regenvanu, has told parliament he will vote against the ratification of the country acceding to the World Trade Organisation because his constituency is opposed to it.

Mr Regenvanu told parliament last night during the ratification debate that he has advocate against joining the WTO for 16 years.

He says supports the stand being by the Vanuatu Council of Churches, the Malfatumauri National Council of Chiefs and local and overseas non government organisations.

Mr Regenvanu will join 20 Opposition MPs who are all expected to oppose the ratification bill.