Vanuatu's Minister responsible for Internal Affairs, Andrew Napuat, has spoken highly of national security during the recent Christmas and New Year's period.
He has also expressed his appreciation to communities for complying with ministerial orders and in helping to maintain law and order during the celebration period.
Minister Napuat has also commended Vanuatu's Acting Police Commissioner, Jackson Noal, and his team of commanders, for thieir strong leadership, especially during their Operation Noel, 2018.
Mr Napuat has said that he appreciates the polices' effort, co-ordination, management especially during this operation to ensure that people enjoy the Christmas and New Year in peace and safely.
In his remarks he said that Chiefs , church leaders and individual citizens also played important roles in maintaining national security.