Vanuatu is a member of the African, Caribbean and Pacific grouping.
The EU's political dialogue with Vanuatu focuses on:
The EU and Vanuatu are discussing how to collaborate more closely in multilateral fora on these and other issues.
The Third Enhanced EU – Vanuatu New Guinea political dialogue took place on 30 October 2014 in Port Vila. Important commitments were made notably in the areas of Human rights, good governance and rule of law.
The main focus areas for EU assistance and cooperation are:
For the period 2014-2020, under the 11th EDF, an indicative amount of € 31 m with focus on Rural Development is provided for in the National Indicative Programme signed on 9 December in Brussels.