China creates more interest in Vanuatu

A joint task force group have departed Auckland today for planned exercises in Vanuatu.

While there, they will also deliver more than 50 tonnes of relief supplies for people affected by the eruption on Ambae Island.

Also the United States has recently conducted a survey of the new Luganville wharf with plans to conduct a military exercise later this year.

U.S. Marine Corps Lieutenant Colonel Curtis L. Hill told Reuters by email that a small contingent of Marines from 1 Marine Expeditionary Force based in California had conducted a site survey in preparation for a military exercise.