Vanuatu and Germany enjoy amicable political relations. Diplomatic contacts are maintained via the German Embassy in Canberra.
Following the devastating Tropical Cyclone Pam in March 2015, Germany provided assistance to Vanuatu through funding from the Federal Foreign Office. Germany mainly supports economic, social and cultural development in Vanuatu via its substantial contributions to the EU’s European Development Fund. 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) in Bonn in November 2017.