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President Kaljulaid met with the President of Vanuatu

Töövisiit Vanuatule.
Work visit to Vanuatu.
© Vabariigi Presidendi Kantselei

22.10.2018

President Kersti Kaljulaid met today in Port Vila with the President of Vanuatu, Tallis Obed Moses; the two presidents discussed relations between two countries, co-operation in the sphere of digital issues and President Kaljulaid introduced Estonia’s candidacy to the UN Security Council.

According to the President of the Republic, Estonia understands the problems of small countries well and is willing to share its experiences in building up a digital society. “Fast digitisation would give small countries a cutting edge and contribute to better communication with people living in different parts of the island and the state,” said the Estonian Head of State. Vanuatu participates in the e-Governance Academy and Australian Strategic Policy Institute’s (ASPI) co-operation project with other Pacific states; the project is aimed at enhancing the awareness of governments involved on the benefits of e-governance and opportunities for offering electronic services.

According to President Kaljulaid, Estonia shares Vanuatu’s concerns about climatic change. “Climatic change represents a global challenge that all countries should deal with. This is why we must not leave small islands that are threatened most by climatic change fight the affects alone.” According to a global risk report, Vanuatu is a country most threatened by natural disasters.

Tomorrow, President Kaljulaid will meet with the Prime Minister of Vanuatu, Charlot Salwai Tabisma, Speaker of the Parliament, Esmon Saimon, and the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ralph Regenvanu.