The 7th Minister of Arts and Culture meeting under the Melanesian Spearhead Group convened in Kokopo yesterday, following on from Monday’s 8th Council of Arts and culture meet.
The meeting brought together high ranking officials from Fiji, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and Papua New Guinea from the Arts and Culture department. Discussions from Monday and Tuesday were centered around issues that are affecting and degrading Melanesian Cultures and Heritage.
PNG’s Tourism Minister Emil Tammur, who officiated during the meeting, says the two-day meet has opened doors for PNG to learn from its sister countries. One of the main areas of focus for PNG will be on tourism.
Recommendations made in the two-day meeting are expected to be further discussed in the next Melanesian Spearhead Group Leadership Summit.
By Edwin Fidelis – EM TV News, Kokopo