Development Cooperation is defined based on various assistance and support to countries fostering long term benefits towards social and economic development. The principles application is comprehensible both at bilateral and international setting. For the Vanuatu High Commission, its bilateral relationship with Fiji is aim at supporting its national priorities and enhancing skills and developments on areas that the country is experiencing capacity constraints.

Vanuatu mission establishment in Suva, Fiji in 2011 is aim at enhancing its development cooperation relationship with Fiji as a strategic partner of its long-term development interest. Thus in 2013, the Prime Minister of Fiji, Hon Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama and Vanuatu’s Prime Minister, Hon Moana Carcasses Kalosil, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), that listed the following sectors as potential areas of development cooperation between the two countries.

  1. Bilateral Trade and Investments
  2. Education, Youth and Human Resources Development
  3. Labour Mobility
  4. Immigration
  5. Commerce Retail and Taxation
  6. Fisheries Cooperation
  7. Air and Sea Transportation
  8. Health and Pharmaceuticals
  9. Climate Change, Environment, Security and Energy
  10. Livestock Development

The bilateral development cooperation is an understanding between the two countries interest, allowing collective and innovative solutions benefiting the countries long term development. Already, the mission is working in collaboration with both government line agencies connecting relevant sectors realising its development aspirations.