Solomons leader in Port Vila to chase Games votes

7:11 pm on 9 May 2016

The Solomon Islands' prime minister Manasseh Sogavare is in Vanuatu this week, heading a large delegation to try and secure the 2023 Pacific Games.

Pacific games ceremony in PNG

The opening ceremony of the 2015 Pacific games in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. Photo: RNZ Vinnie Wylie

The Solomons delegation includes the provinical government minister, David Tome, and the opposition leader, Jeremiah Manele.

The bid will seek votes from the 22 member countries on the Pacific Games Council.

Solomon Islands is up against French Polynesia, which lost the 2019 rights to Tonga.