It is a pleasure and a great honour for me to welcome you to the Parliament of the Republic of Vanuatu, in the presence of Mr. Jean-Pierre NIRUA, Acting Prime Minister of the Republic of Vanuatu.
Mr. Thierry SANTA, please convey our warmest greetings to all members of Congress of New Caledonia.
The Parliament of Vanuatu has the privilege of maintaining this relationship with the Congress of New Caledonia to share common values and to learn from experiences of each other for a better operation of our two Institutions.
Mr. SANTA, our links have already existed for decades between our two countries and we want to perpetuate them.
Today, we will be witnessing two important events: the official handover of complementary equipment, allowing the capture and retransmission of parliamentary events with a system of Camera for the cultural space “Tut Pik”, an automatic system of cameras for two Committee rooms and 3 cameras SONY D70 with their power supplies.
The other event is the signing of a Partnership Program between our Parliament and the Congress of New-Caledonia for this year 2018, In accordance with the provisions of Article 4 of the partnership agreement signed on December 12, 2011, between the Parliament of the Republic of Vanuatu and the Congress of New Caledonia.
His Excellency, our Parliament has already benefited from helps, from the Congress of your country, such as swivelling TV cameras and our audio system for live TV and internet broadcasting, and the recording of all sessions. Before that, it was the sound system and the microphones in the Chamber.
These facilities have greatly improved the transmission and safeguarding of all our parliamentary debates. We thank you, the Congress for their funding and installation.
Very soon, Mr SANTA, an agreement will be signed concerning a law management information system in the Parliament of the Republic of Vanuatu. I understand that the Congress of New Caledonia has already approuved its contribution of 8,000,000 CFP for its participation. Our Government and our Parliament will do their part of contribution.
I want to take this opportunity to ask the acting Prime minister, Hon Jean Pierre NIRUA, to activate the decision of the Council of Ministers towards to approval of the funds.
His Excellency, M. SANTA, these are signs that show in an indelible way our common, historical, social, cultural, political and economic values that we are sustaining for the well-being and development of our two peoples.
You will agree with me that New Caledonia and Vanuatu are two Melanesian countries, two neighbours, two friends and two brothers.
I would like to officially announce that I will be staying in New Caledonia from 22 to 26 April 2018. Thank you in advance for your help!
LONG LIVE THE CONGRESS OF NEW CALEDONIA!
LONG LIVE THE PARLIAMENT OF VANUATU!
Thank you for your attention.
Honourable Esmon SAIMON
Speaker of Parliament
Republic of Vanuatu