New Zealand High Commission Port Vila, Vanuatu
New Zealand and Vanuatu
New Zealand’s links with Vanuatu are long-standing, dating back to Bishop Selwyn and the founding of the Melanesian Mission in 1849. Diplomatic relations were established following Vanuatu’s independence in 1980. A resident New Zealand High Commission was established in 1987 in Port Vila, with accreditation prior to that coming from Honiara. Both countries enjoy a regular programme of high-level visits and exchanges, and have been working together to develop a number of bilateral initiatives aimed at strengthening the relationship and supporting Vanuatu’s development goals.
- Read more in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade's Vanuatu Information paper.