Vanuatu and Germany enjoy amicable political relations. Diplomatic contacts are maintained via the German Embassy in Canberra.
Germany mainly supports economic, social and cultural development in Vanuatu via its substantial contributions to the EU’s European Development Fund (EDF) (from 2021: the Neighbourhood, Development and International Cooperation Instrument (NDICI)). The EU is the fourth-largest donor of development aid in the region, after Australia, China and New Zealand. Vanuatu is also closely involved in German cooperation on climate policy with the countries of the South Pacific region. The country sent a delegation led by Prime Minister Charlot Salwai Tabimasmas to the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 23) held in Bonn in November 2017.
Bilateral economic relations with Germany are limited. According to Federal Statistical Office figures, Germany exported goods worth 364,000 euro to Vanuatu in 2020 and imported goods worth 143,000 euro from the Country.