Pacific Games Council President welcomes Hiri Declaration

​The President of the Pacific Games Council (PGC), Vidhya Lakhan, has welcomed the Hiri Declaration issued in Port Moresby by the Heads of State and Government of the Pacific Islands Forum Member Countries.

In particular, Lakhan welcomed the Leaders’ commitment to the “Sharing of knowledge, skills, preservation and promotion of our traditional and cultural values and sporting activities” as noted in paragraph 21c of the Hiri Declaration.

Lakhan said, “The Hiri Declaration recognises the excellent work of the region’s Sports Ministers which convened in Port Moresby on the eve of the highly successful 15th Pacific Games this past July in a Pacific Sports Ministers Meeting co-hosted by the Government of Papua New Guinea and the Pacific Games Council.  

“I congratulate the Leaders of the Pacific Islands Forum for endorsing the important initiatives of their Sports Ministers and for recognizing the importance of sport to the development of the peoples of the Pacific region.  

“The Pacific Games Council now looks forward to working even more closely with all of the Pacific Islands states in the development of the peoples of the Pacific through sport,” said Lakhan in a statement.