A VASANOC report on Tokyo 2020 was presented to the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development ©Getty Images

The Vanuatu Association of Sports And National Olympic Committee (VASANOC) has hosted the new director general of the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development.

Russel Tamata was appointed as the new director general in January, replacing Henry Vira.

Tamata accompanied Sports Minister Willie Pakoa Saatearoto on a trip to VASANOC's headquarters, where they received a report on the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

Vanuatu was represented by three athletes in the Japanese capital - judoka Hugo Cumbo, rower Eiilio Rii and table tennis player Yoshua Shing.

An audit report on VASANOC was additionally handed over to the Government delegation.

VASANOC secretary general Cyrille Mainguy and chief executive  James Malauboth met Tamata and Pakoa Saatearoto.

The National Olympic Olympic typically works closely with the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development, and VASANOC stressed that it looks forward to collaborating with Tamata.

This year promises to be a busy one for VASANOC, which is expected to send teams to both the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham in England and the Pacific Mini Games on the Northern Mariana Islands.

Vanuatu hosted the last Pacific Mini Games in 2017, winning 22 gold medals and finishing fourth on the medals table.

At Gold Coast 2018, Vanuatu won two bronze medals - its first-ever Commonwealth Games medals.