Chinese Special Envoy for the China-Pacific Islands Form Dialogue, Mr DU Qiwen is paying an official visit to Vanuatu from 16th, May to 18th May. On behalf of Chinese Government, Mr Du donated another 500,000 US dollars humanitarian assistance to Vanuatu Government for Ambae Resettlement, and handed over the to Hon. Acting Prime Minister, Jean Pierre Nirua in Convention Center on 17th, May. Together with 300,000 USD donation last October and 100,000 USD last month, the total amount donated by China for Ambae volcanic disaster reached 900,000 USD. Chinese Ambassador Mr. Lui Quan was also present at the hand-over ceremony.
Special Envoy Mr. Du Qiwen expressed his good wishes for Ambae people. He reiterated that China and Vanuatu enjoy long-term friendship. He appreciates Ambae people's bravery and resilience in such a difficult circumstances and believes that they can overcome teh difficulties once again, just as they did last year.
Hon. Acting Prime Minister, Mr. Jean Pierre Nirua, thanked the Government and People of China for China's quick response and sincere assistance. He said that Vanuatu people are very lucky to have China as a friend, who can always provide help in need. At present, Ambae evacuation operation planis running smoothly. Vanuatu will make full used of the assistance to resettle Ambae people timely and safely.