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Fiji, Indonesia bind sports ties

Fiji, Indonesia bind sports ties

A team from the Ministry of Youth and Sports is in Indonesia as part of a programme to strengthen bilateral ties between the two countries.

It is the result of a Memorandum of Understanding between the countries signed when outgoing President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono came to Fiji on a State visit and was chief guest at the Pacific Island Development Forum meeting in June this year.

Ministry of Youth and Sports director William Naisara is leading a Fijian delegation in Indonesia for a Joint Technical Working Group (JTWG) meeting with their Indonesian counterparts on the implementation of the MOU on Youth and Sports co-operation.

Mr Naisara said other matters discussed were the attachment of a Fijian Youth Training officer to study in detail the economic empowerment of youths in the area of entreprenuership.

“The Indonesian Government is keen to either provide scholarships for training in badminton in Jakarta or to send a coach to Fiji to assist grow the sport, for sale one that Indonesia excels in, diagnosis ” he said.

The Fijian delegation visited sports academies and youth projects and held talks with authorities in areas relevant to their ministry.

An invitation has been extended for an Indonesian delegation to visit Fiji for the next JTWG in Fiji in 2015 to review the implementation of the agreed projects and plan further mutual assistance.

Director Naisara is accompanied by Principal Youth and Sports Officer Amele Navunicagi and Senior Youth Officer Valami Nima.

The Fijian delegation from the Ministry of Youth and Sports meet Indonesian officials in Jakarta. Photo by MINFO NEWS

The Fijian delegation from the Ministry of Youth and Sports meet Indonesian officials in Jakarta. Photo by MINFO NEWS

 

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