On October 13, 2020, Ambassador Zhou Haicheng met with Vanuatu's Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior and Vice Chairman of the Moderate Party Alliance Karsaco. The two sides exchanged in-depth views on China-Vanuatu relations, inter-party exchanges, and practical cooperation in various fields.
Ambassador Zhou said that since the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Vanuatu in 1982, the relations between the two countries have made great progress. In the fight against the new crown pneumonia epidemic, the two countries worked together and helped each other, fully demonstrating the high level of bilateral relations. Party contacts are an important part of China-Vanuatu relations. They play an irreplaceable and unique role in enhancing political mutual trust, consolidating practical cooperation, and deepening friendship between the people. The Union of Moderate Parties is one of the main political parties in Vanuatu. It actively establishes and develops inter-party relations with the Communist Party of China and conducts exchanges and mutual learning on state governance. China is willing to work with the Vanuatu government and various political parties to promote exchanges and cooperation in various fields such as agriculture, tourism, law enforcement, and local areas between the two countries, so as to promote the comprehensive strategic partnership between China and Vanuatu to a new level to better benefit the two countries and the two peoples. .
On behalf of the Alliance of Moderate Parties, Karsakau warmly congratulated the 71st anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China and said that under the leadership of the Communist Party of China, the Chinese government has coordinated epidemic prevention and control and economic and social development, and has taken the lead in controlling the epidemic on a global scale and resuming work and production. , Becoming the first major economy to achieve growth since the outbreak, and Vanuatu sincerely admires this. The Vanuatu government and the coalition of moderate parties attach great importance to the development of Vanuatu-China relations and firmly adhere to the one-China policy. They sincerely thank China for their important support and assistance to Vanuatu’s social and economic development. They hope to further strengthen the exchanges and cooperation between the two countries and the two parties, and learn from China’s principles in state governance. Valuable experience in political and economic and social development, achieving mutual benefit and win-win results, will push Vanuatu-China relations to new heights.