The 5th Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) Sports Committee Meeting took place this week in Port Vila.
Some important issues that this meeting will address include the drafting of the MSG Memorandum of Understanding on Sports Cooperation and the Melanesian Games Charter.
An additional item to be discussed during the meeting is to receive the bid by the West New Britain Provincial Government of PNG, in their desire to host the Inaugural Melanesian Youth Games in Kimbe in 2020.
Recalling the Leaders decision at their Summit in Suva, Fiji on 31st of March 2011, the meeting reflects on the desired sports cooperation amongst MSG members as a platform to operationalize the vision of the 2038 Prosperity Plan for All, as approved by Leaders in 2015, for a strong, integrated, enlightened, happy, prosperous, secure and caring Melanesia.
The 5th MSG Sports Committee Meeting took started on Wednesday this week and ended yesterday.
In welcoming the delegations to the meeting, Director General Ambassador Amena Yauvoli stressed the importance of the meeting as an important leverage towards the role of sports in unifying communities, and as a potential to offer income generating opportunities for sporting personnel in MSG countries.
The Members of the Melanesian Spearhead Group attending the meeting comprise the Republic of the Fiji Islands, The Independent State of Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, and The Republic of Vanuatu.