24 Apr 2014

Sport: Fiji and Vanuatu forge closer ties in sport

12:56 pm on 24 April 2014

Fiji has signed a Memorandum of Agreement with Vanuatu to develop the sporting sectors in both countries.

Fiji's Minister for Youth and Sports Viliame Naupoto highlighted the importance of sports towards reducing Non Communicable Diseases.

He says sport has also contributed immensely to the development of the country's younger generation and towards character building.

Mr Naupoto says the mutual agreement is indicative of how the two countries can share resources, experiences and expertise in the field of sports.

Vanuatu's Minister for Youth and Sports Anthony Wright says the agreement will benefit the sportsmen and women of both countries and says they are now looking at fostering bilateral relations with other Melanesian Spearhead Group countries.