Vanuatu’s ambassadors are gathering in Port Vila this week as part of the 7th Heads of Mission meeting.

The annual event, which starts today, brings together ambassadors, high commissioners and consul-generals to discuss the foreign and development policy objectives of the country.

The discussions will also involve cabinet ministers and key government agencies.

The meeting provides an opportunity for ambassadors to report on their achievements in 2017 and for the government to give them new directions for 2018.

Around the world, Vanuatu has seven embassies and high commissions and two consul-general offices.