Prime Minister Bainimarama, it has been a wonderful start to our friendship over the past few months.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Prime Minister Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama met yesterday in Suva and reaffirmed the breadth and scope of the friendship between Australia and Fiji.
Well g’day everyone. I’m glad you could join us, it’s tremendous to be here in Vanuatu. Last year I announced our Government’s ‘step up’ programme, our Pacific ‘step up’ programme and when you step up, you have to show up.
The Hon. Charlot Salawi Tabimasmas MP, Prime Minister of Vanuatu: Welcome Prime Minister, Senator Anne Ruston and other Ministers, senior officials, members of the media. Let me again take the opportunity honourable Prime Minister, to welcome you and the members of your delegation.
Prime Minister of Vanuatu: Welcome Prime Minister, Senator Anne Ruston and other Ministers, senior officials, members of the media.
The Prime Ministers of Australia and Vanuatu have today reaffirmed the strong, enduring and multifaceted relationship between our countries.
I will travel to Vanuatu and Fiji from 16-18 January 2019, along with the Assistant Minister for International Development and the Pacific, Senator the Hon Anne Ruston.
So to provide some balance to the angry noisy voices, here is a summary of the unshouted views I’ve been picking up from us quieter Australians.
David Koch: Prime Minister Scott Morrison joins us now from Kirribilli. Prime Minister, happy new year and welcome back.
Deborah Knight: The PM joins us now from Sydney. Prime Minister, a very good morning to you. You are looking refreshed I’ve got to say.
Prime Minister of Australia
The Hon Scott Morrison MP