Pacific Games Council CEO hands over Games Flag to Vanuatu Prime Minister

The Chief Executive Officer of Pacific Games Council, Andrew Minogue was in Port Vila this week to meet with the Prime Minister of Vanuatu, Charlot Salwai and a meeting with the Pacific Games Authority.

Mr Minogue said the trip was important with less than 6 months now to go before the Games to obtain a first-hand update on progress and to ensure that all Government support is in place.

The Pacific Games Authority confirmed that the remaining funds required by Van2017 will be forwarded to the Organizing Committee in accordance within an agreed to cash flow and under special considerations drafted by the State Law Office.

The CEO met on Tuesday with the Prime Minister who personally gave his assurances of the financial and logistical support of the country, and most importantly was confident that the people of Vanuatu were excited the Games are coming in December.

Mr Minogue thanked the Prime Minister for his pledge and also expressed on behalf of the President of the Pacific Games Council and the rest of the Pacific nations their condolences on the loss of the Late President Lonsdale.

At the meeting, Mr Minogue handed over Pacific Games Flag to the Prime minister and added that PGC trusts that Vanuatu will host this sporting event and happy to see the commitment of Vanuatu Government towards the Games.

The Flag will be flown at the redeveloped Korman Stadium and will raised at the Opening Ceremonies on December 04.

The role of PGC CEO is to oversee the organisation of the Games, through Pacific Games Association and Van2017 Organizing Committee.


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