27 Jan 2014

Vanuatu seeks further financial help from visiting Chinese delegation

11:13 am on 27 January 2014

The Speaker of Vanuatu's Parliament, Philip Boedoro, has requested 50 cars from a high-level Chinese delegation during its visit to Port Vila.

The delegation, led by the Chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, Chen Yuan, was invited by Mr Boedoro to enhance cooperation between the countries.

Vanuatu's Parliament House was funded and built by China.

Mr Boedoro has requested financial assistance from the delegation, to renovate the parliament building, as well as the building of the official residence of the President of Parliament and 50 cars for use by the visiting parliamentarians attending the Africa Caribbean Pacific and European Union Joint Parliamentary Assembly Session in Port Vila in November this year.