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Tuesday 21 January 2014

High delegation from the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference poses for a Photograph with Speaker Hon. Philip Boedoro and Clerk Mr Louis Kalnpel inside Parliament Chamber.

The Parliament of the Republic of Vanuatu, for the first time after Independence, receives High Delegation of Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) on Tuesday 21 January 2014. The High Level Delegation headed by Mr. Chen Yuan, the Vice Chairman of the National Committee of the CPPCC pay a friendly visit to Vanuatu at the invitation of Hon. Philip Boedoro. The Speaker of Parliament. Mr. Louis Kalnpel Clerk of Parliament and Hon. Arnold Prasad, Second Deputy-Speaker were also present to welcome the delegation inside Speakers conference room.


The High Level Delegations members accompanied by Mr. Chen Yuan includes: MR. SUN GAN, Standing member of CPPCC and Chairman of Committee for Handing Proposals, MRS. ZHANG QIUJAN, Vice-General Secretary of CPPCC; MR. LI HONG, Vice-Chairman of Committee for Handling Proposals; MRS. LI LAN, Member of Committee for Handling Proposals and Director-Director of Institute of Public Administration and Human Resource of Development Research Center   of State Council; MR. PEI CHANGHONG, Member of Committee for Handling Proposals and Director of Institute of Economies Chinese Academy of Social Sciences; MRS. TAO JIANPING, Director of General Office of Committee for Handling Proposals; MR. WANG YUEBO, Director of General Office of Bureau of Foreign Affairs; MR. MA RONGBAO, Secretary of Chairman; MR. LI MINGYU, Safeguard of Chairman; MR. ZHANG BAOJIE, Principal Staff Member of General Office of Committee for Handling Proposals; Interpreter of Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs.


The purpose of the visit is to enhance friendly exchanges and cooperation between China and the Parliament of Vanuatu.  The Speaker of Parliament, on his official Speech, has invited CPPCC to consider a formal Partnership Agreement between the Parliament of the Republic of Vanuatu and the Parliament of the People’s Republic of China to strengthen the bonds of Cooperation and friendship between China and Vanuatu.
Hon. Philip Boedoro officially present list of requests to Mr. Chen Yuan, the Vice Chairman of the National Committee. In the list of requests, Mr Speaker also include the renovation of the full Parliament building, Construction of the residence of the President of the Parliament and fifty (50) official cars to be use during the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly meetings in November 2014.


In respond to Speakers speech, Mr. Chen Yuan stated that CPPCC has considered the formal Partnership Agreement request and will be working more closely with Parliament of Vanuatu for its development and advancement. He hopes that relations between the two countries will grow by diversifying to the benefit of the two peoples. He is also inviting the Speaker of Parliament to visit the Republic of China early this year 2014.
Hon. Philip Boedoro has confirmed to Mr. Chen Yuan that he will lead a Vanuatu Parliament delegation to visit China as a courtesy to strengthen the bonds of friendship and cooperation with their assistance.

 

Public Accounts Committee (PAC) News 

Tuesday 12 November 2013

Members of Public Accounts Committee (PAC) looking into Auditor General's anual report to Parliament from years 2005 to 2009.

The Public Accounts Committee has met for its Second Meeting for 2013 on Monday 11 November 2013.

The Auditor-General of the Republic of Vanuatu was invited to attend the said meeting in order to have some discussions concerning some available reports from his office, to be submitted to the Committee for examination and report to Parliament.

On the same occasion, the Auditor-General of the Republic of Vanuatu will be presenting to the Committee the new proposed/draft Bill of the Public Accounts Committee which is part of the strengthening of the National Parliament and its Public Accounts Committee.