Australian PM Scott Morrison first visited Vanuatu with his parents on a cruise ship when he was 10 years old – today he revisited in his capacity as PM – the first official visit by an Aussie PM to Vanuatu.
The first stop on the visit was at the residence of President Moses Obed Tallis.
While the Australian PM was whisked off to meet with the Vanuatu PM, his wife Jenny was treated to a visit to the Handicrafts Market House on the Seafront, where she was met by custom dancers from Penama, and met market traders and craftspeople.
The Australian and Vanuatu Prime Ministers spoke to media following their private talks.
The next stop was at the National Archive, where the two PMs talked up Australian-funded infrastructure projects.
The official party was met by two groups of custom dancers, who led them to the next ceremonial duty.
The last stop of the afternoon was at the Police Training College, where Mr Morrison was greeted by a guard of honour.
The Australian delegation and their hosts were later treated to dinner at the Blu Marlin Club in Port Vila.
Mr Morrison and his party will depart for Fiji Thursday.