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Germany and Vanuatu: Bilateral relations

18.10.2022 - Article

Vanuatu and Germany enjoy amicable political relations. Diplomatic contacts are maintained via the German Embassy in Canberra.

Germany supports development in Vanuatu via its contributions to the EU’s “Neighbourhood, Development and International Cooperation Instrument” (NDICI) (until 2021 “European Development Fund” (EDF)). 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 500.000 euro to Vanuatu in 2021 and imported goods worth 40.000 euro from the Country.

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