22 Nov 2016

109 Vanuatu athletes will train in China

12:14 pm on 22 November 2016

109 Vanuatu athletes will train in China in preparation for the Pacific Mini Games to be hosted in Port Vila next year.

The agreement has been signed by Vanuatu's Prime Minister Charlot Salwai and the Chinese Ambassador to Vanuatu, Mr. Liu Quan.

Ambassador Liu Quan made the comment during the visit of the Prime Minister Charlot Salwai

China's ambassador to Vanuatu Liu Quan with Vanuatu PM Charlot Salwai at Pacific Mini Games construction site Photo: RNZI Hilaire Bule

The agreement also allows for Chinese professional athletic coaches to do the final training in Vanuatu just before the Games, which are scheduled to take place in December 2017.

The agreement is part of the overall Games project which is being funded and built by China.