Vanuatu Sports Minister, Seule Simeon (l) and French Polynesian President, Edouard Fritch

By Raymond Nasse

On Monday afternoon, French Polynesian President, Edouard Fritch received Vanuatu’s Minister of Youth and Sports, Seule Simeon, who is on an official visit to French Polynesia from March 10 to 18.

Vanuatu is to organize the Mini Games of the Pacific in December 2017. With this in mind, the Vanuatu minister visited the country’s various sporting facilities, in order to be inspired by the development of sport in Vanuatu.

Minister Simeon expressed his wish to strengthen cooperation with Polynesia in the field of beach soccer and beach volleyball.

The interview also focused on the economic exchanges between the two countries and on the long friendship that unites French Polynesia and Vanuatu. The President took the opportunity to thank Vanuatu for its support, last September, for the candidacy of French Polynesia to become a full member of the Forum des Îles du Pacifique.

Minister Simeon will pay a visit to his counterpart, Sports Minister, René Temeharo today, and will also visit Fenedy Masauvakalo and Kensi Tangis’ club, AS Central Sportive.

The Sports Minister will also get a chance to visit Tahiti Golf Federation President, and possibly an annual tournament betweeen the two countries.

Raymond Nasse

Sports Editor

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