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Tongan Government looks forward to legal challenge by PGC
00:16 am GMT+12, 06/12/2017, Vanuatu

PORT VILA, 06 DECEMBER 2017 (ONOC) --- Tonga’s Minister for Justice, Sione Vuna Fa’otusia says his government looks forward to the legal challenge contemplated by the Pacific Games Council (PGC) for his government’s withdrawal from the Host Country contract for the 2019 Pacific Games.

“Bring it on, we always like a challenge,” said Fa’otusia during the Sports Ministers Meeting in Vanuatu.

PGC president Vidya Lakhan had told the meeting the withdrawal of Tonga in hosting the 2019 Pacific Games is “subject to legal action”.

“You all, no doubt, will be aware that the Tongan Government withdrew its support to host the 2019 Pacific Games.

“The Pacific Games Council sees this as a breach of contract entered into between the Tongan Government, the Tongan Pacific Games Association and the Pacific Games Council.”

He said the Council is pleased to have secured Samoa as the new host for the 2019 Pacific Games.

“We thank the Samoan Prime Minister and his government for their support and cooperation in this regard, said Lakhan... PACNEWS

 


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