Trade and investment vital for Vanuatu recovery – Lini

Radio New Zealand International

Vanuatu’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Trade, Ham Lini, says trade and investment is vital for the country in the wake of Cyclone Pam.

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He has welcomed delegates for the PACER Plus trade negotiations in Port Vila, saying that in the critical aftermath of Cyclone Pam Vanuatu needs the presence of its closest friends.

Mr Lini says to rebuild Vanuatu, the country will be largely dependent on trade and investment.

He says it is important to ensure all the island countries make the most of their regional solidarity to find ways of maximising trade and investment opportunities for them all.

Mr Lini says this is why PACER Plus is so important for Pacific nations.


Vanuatu's Deputy Prime Minister Ham Lini, Photo: RNZI

Vanuatu’s Deputy Prime Minister Ham Lini, Photo: RNZI

Richard Butler

Besides Co-Editor here, Richard is Co-Editor at and has written a popular book on Vanuatu, How the WTO Will Change Vanuatu and How You Can Escape to this South Pacific Island Paradise available on Richard is a Resort and residential property developer, marketer, and project construction manager who fell in love with the South Pacific islands of Vanuatu and for 3 years 2012 to May 2015 has been a successful Trade Commissioner for the Republic of Vanuatu. So successful that the government reappointed him in April 2017 for a further 3-year term!

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