Samoa signs host agreement with Pacific Games Council

Pacific Games Council President Vidhya Lakhan says Samoa deserved to host the 2019 Pacific Games.

Lakhan made the comment after signing the host agreement with Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi in Apia yesterday.

“When we got the bids, Samoa ticked all the boxes and came up with flying colors,” he said.

“Samoa met all the criterias from government backing and support to the availability of international sports facilities and two experts on the ground to facilitate, manage and deliver the level of competitions. By far, I am very confident that Samoa will deliver.”

In a statement, Lakhan said it is an honour to be back in Apia to formalize the Games Host Agreement with the Prime Minister and SASNOC President, Fepuleai Patrick.

“The PGC is very grateful that Samoa put itself forward to organise the 2019 Pacific Games at such short notice and that SASNOC has the full support of the Prime Minister and his Government. The PGC will offer SASNOC all of the assistance and expertise we can to ensure they deliver another successful Pacific Games,” he said.

The PGC thanked the Prime Minister and Government of Samoa for its commitment to support SASNOC and fully underwrite the cost of staging the 2019 Pacific Games.


Photo by MPMC. Caption: Pacific Games Council President Vidhya Lakhan signs hosting agreement for Pacific Games 2019 with Prime Minister Tuilaepa Lupesoliai Sailele Malielegaoi